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By James Hutchinson and unit24


Circuit, James Hutchinson’s new exhibition at UNIT 24 is the result of an all \ud encompassing obsession with drawing and its application to painting, \ud sculpture, digital print and performance. Taking inspiration from the \ud ambulant JMW Turner, Hutchinson uses mobile technology to facilitate \ud drawing on the move. “Anywhere can be my studio though predominantly my \ud digital work takes place on the train between Newcastle and Sunderland,” \ud says Hutchinson. \ud \ud Hutchinson takes the view that inspiration can strike in the most banal of \ud places, having a mobile handy allows him to realize an image before it \ud disappears. \ud While embracing mobile digital media, Hutchinson’s work is transmogrified \ud into traditional media, both in his studio and virtually within cutting edge \ud computer technology. His work begins from a simple starting point; the \ud pixel, the line, the cube, a text or found object, and undergoes various \ud transformations. \ud \ud Using a leather sofa cover for the performance 'Klippen Man', Hutchinson \ud recreated a seminal Joseph Beuys performance, Coyote (without the \ud Coyote), and dissected the leather cover to use as a surface to paint images \ud onto. It was inspired both by art history and personal 'Handy' drawings for \ud which Hutchinson draws upon a bank of images from magazines, films and \ud art, comic strips and children’s television. It is a process, which can be seen \ud as both primeval and alchemical. The outcomes are presented at Unit24: a \ud selection of recent paintings, digital prints, animations and sculptures. \ud \ud Coinciding with the exhibition is a new publication 'C.' a book of drawings by \ud James Hutchinson. \ud 'C.' is 138 pages softback 8X5ins B&W is available from the \ud shop priced £9.48. \ud \ud \ud James Hutchinson has exhibited extensively both nationally and \ud internationally. He was born in London in1968, and graduated from Chelsea \ud College of Art and Design with a degree in painting in 1990 and in fine ar

Topics: sub_digitalmedia, sub_drawing, sub_exhibitioncatalogues, sub_newmedia, sub_printmaking
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