Sunday, 20 June 2010
Roger Hiorns is a contemporary artist who had been nominated for the turner prize in 2009. He creates sculptures mostly and a few images usually encased in triangular frames. His object and images contain within them the paradox of being both inert and alive. Due to the processes and materials used many of the sculptures operate without the viewer. The crystals for example grow without any outside intervention and the foam keeps erupting from his cylindrical totems. This unnecessary relationship between the onlooker and the work reasserts the viewers freedom. As well as the materials that continue to change Hiorns also uses scents in his work. This activates another sense rarely used when looking at art.
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