woensdag 4 november 2009

James Hopkins

British artist James Hopkins transforms everyday objects, imbuing them with the power of self-reflexive commentary, converting them into altogether different items, and nudging them toward an "impossible" state that produces an astonished incredulity in those who behold them. Hopkins's sophisticated visual illusions are engaging, but his best works also hint at the epistemological uprooting that follows from the discovery that sight, our most relied-upon sense in the gallery, can be untrustworthy.
Brian Sholis, James Hopkins, Max Wigram Gallery, London, 2006

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