Here, There and Duracell – Timothy Holt

Technical Sculptor Timothy Holt transforms a gallery space in Bournemouth with Here, There and Duracell, a kinetic installation encapsulating everyday building material and physical space.

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Often incorporating the audience, Holt’s work concentrates upon the transformation of discarded domestic appliances to create new forms, whilst also retaining part of the original object. The exhibition traces the artist’s playful nature to elaborate the ordinary and raises questions about how objects are perceived.
These works closely resemble the “manufacture program” in turn questioning the boundaries between art and object senses; systematically dipping into design. Subsequently his constructed series of numbered artefacts serve the means for creating an intellect of identity, civic, collective…and even personality.

The show engages a diverse methodology for appropriating construction within an artistic location, coaxing the spectator to question, tease as well as navigating their way around our current world and thereby heightening our dependent bond to materials.

Timothy Holt was born in England, 1988, and currently lives and works in Guildford. He graduated BA Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Work to Wickes, HOUSE, London (2014) and Hello, Goodbye, Gallery 333, Exeter (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Lost Storage, Mori and Stein Gallery, London (2014); Chinese Open: Year of the Horse, Soho Q Park car park, London (2014); Tomorrow, The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London (2013); Festival of Contemporary Visions, Multiverso, Florence (2013); Que On Quan, “untitled”BCN, Barcelona (2013) and Young Artists Incubator, Factory—Art Gallery, Berlin (2012).

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