Lot 55 - Ralph Hunter-Menzies - Redacted (Four)
Collage on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
The relationship between deliberate and accidental marks has always interested Ralph Hunter-Menzies. His paintings revolve around the ideas of tension and juxtaposition. Drawing from vernacular forms found in the urban landscape, his work focuses on mark-making which he reduces to its most basic elements: composition and appropriation, creation and destruction. The artist often reuses old canvases and continues to work on their surfaces, using a combined array of painterly techniques such as blasted paint and printing, as well as experimenting with dyes. Influenced by the DIY culture, he cuts, composes and reassembles the pieces of fabric using a sewing machine. The resulting compositions speak of abstraction, gesture and balance.
Studied fine art undergraduate at Chelsea College of Art
Residency - Florence Trust, London, 2018 – 2019
Awards - Shortlisted for Exeter Contemporary Open 2017 (June 2017), Winner of the Ashhurst East London Prize (April 2017)
Selected exhibitions - 2017, Exeter Contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, 2017, The Unlimited Dream Company, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (curator), 2019, Sleep On The Wind (alongside Daniel Jensen and Terencio Gonzalez), The Dot Project, London (curator),
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These works focus on the covering and removal of text and then the putting back together of those redacted forms.
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