Tim Hawkinson | the artist

The artist Tim Hawkinson
Born 1960, San Francisco, California, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects,

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Tim Hawkinson has made a career of bringing the most inventive and varied range of materials to life in a wide-ranging body of work. He takes a simple proposition to great extremes. His process can be long and arduous, labor intensive and repetitive. Play and humor emerge. He has a predilection for using what’s ready at hand including his own body as material, reference and model. He has a persistent fascination with perception, time, scale and the “primitive” or rudimentary. His investigations produce the craft to take the ordinary into new and astonishing realms...

According to the artist, the twelve figures in this piece were derived from a previous piece: a bath-generated contour self portrait created by laying in a bathtub that was filling slowly with black paint...

Best known for his large-scale kinetic and sound-producing sculptures, Hawkinson has also created important works in photography, drawing, printmaking, and painting...