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Timothy Hodkinson

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20161230223744-regular_irregilar-min
Regular Irregular, 2016 Photography/Digital Image 52.5x52.5cm
20161230223837-glassmini
Glass, 2014 Photography 59.4x84.1cm
20161230223858-newlandred-min
New Land, 2015 Photography 70x50cm
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The Distance in Difference 4, 2016 Sculpture 300x340x30cm
20161230223943-mirror-2016-digital_print
Mirror, 2016 Photography/Digital Image 32x18cm
20161230223951-dream_house-2015
Dream House, 2015 Sculpture 60x70x30cm
20161230224049-for_love_of-min
For the Love of, 2014 Assemblage 65x95x25cm
Quick Facts
Statement

I work within the fields of Sculpture, installation, video and photography. 

My practice is based upon the translation of experience (primarily the negative; trauma, conflict, corruption, loss) into form. The methods I most readily use to achieve this are metaphor and therefore symbolism. The interrupted natural state is something that informs my work conceptually as well as materially, it lies at the intersection of materiality and metaphor. My works are stories, statements and descriptions brought into a physical form to help try and progress a better understanding of the negative.

Metaphor brings the mind of the viewer into a place where ideas that could once be seen as nonsensical are made easier to comprehend. It enables me to make one remark be making another, sometimes in a contradictory or paradoxical manner. This helps to find the quickest and most familiar path to the viewers understanding of the message being conveyed.

My interest lies in making objects and spaces that literally bring the viewer in to the same psychological space I have inhabited in the making process. The same psychological places that the experiences I am manifesting occupy. 

The viewer is a fundamental part of all my works. My work strives to manipulate them and make them complicit in the viewing experience, making them take responsibility for the viewing of the work. How an artwork makes a viewer feel, and how that interaction then exists as a memory is a fundamental concern within my practice.

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