Hew Locke: Stranger in Paradise

Hew Locke: Stranger in Paradise
Library Shelf Location 18.LOCK
Publication Date May 2011
Description Using a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture and extensively found objects and collage, Locke’s work addresses recurring themes of visual expressions of power, trophies, globalisation, movement of people and the creation of cultures. His large scale sculptural works are constructed from everyday materials ranging from mass produced toys, souvenirs, cake decorations, sequins and plastic flowers. Hew Locke grew up in Georgetown, Guyana, before moving to London and his work reflects the diversity and various historical fusions still being played out in these urban postcolonial societies. His work feeds into his ongoing interest in the links between personal and national identity. Including insightful texts from experts in the field, Hew Locke: Stranger in Paradise combines essays on Locke’s work with sections of full page visuals, showing the real power of Locke’s artwork. The book includes valuable and insightful texts from prestigious names in the art world, including writer and curator Jens Hoffmann and writer, art historian and critic Kobena Mercer.
ISBN 9781907317385
Quantity 1
Pages 26.0 x 21.0 cm, 144 pages
Authors Jens Hoffmann, Kobena Mercer
Format Hardback
Publisher Black Dog Publishing, London
Related Artist Hew Locke
Categories Installation, Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality British/UK, Guyanese
Language English

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