Monday, November 29, 2010

If I didn't think what I was doing had something to do with enlarging the boundaries of art, I wouldn't go on doing it.Claes Oldenburg
When I first began my work there were no boundaries, influences or any idea what Contemporary Sculpture was.
That is why there is a sincere purity to my work. No professors/students or books/magazines to tell me where to/how to or even why. Never heard the word art from either of my parents or family members.
I love the road I have taken to bring  a fresh new perspective to the art world.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Atelier of Assemblage / Richard J. Hinger

Artists Statement
"As a self-taught assemblagist/sculptor, I create vibrant and provocative works of art from the products of mans throw-away culture. I search for commonplace discarded objects and discover unique resources containing collectibles and relics to utilize in the sculptures which then become part of a thematic series.
Like the objects I work with, my themes vary considerably, but the common thread of my work is the urgency of visual statements concerning American consumerism, environmental awareness, political icons, and the medias steady search for the newest sensation.
Though my work is serious in nature, with the infusion of color, texture, and content, it maintains a whimsical and seductive perspective on Western culture."
Richard J. Hinger
This is my first post of many to fill you in on why I create the work that I do.