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Kenny Hunter: Young Olympians

Kenny Hunter: Young Olympians

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Edition of 11 of each figure

The concentrated gaze of the athletes signifies that moment of mental preparation which immediately precedes action. The pose is self-conscious and evokes the awkwardness and vulnerability but also the raw intensity and strength of conviction of youth. Beyond the world of athletics, with its inherent political and ethical conflicts, we can discern from the athletes’ faces the journey from innocence to experience.

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The concentrated gaze of the athletes signifies that moment of mental preparation which immediately precedes action. The pose is self-conscious and evokes the awkwardness and vulnerability but also the raw intensity and strength of conviction of youth. Beyond the world of athletics, with its inherent political and ethical conflicts, we can discern from the athletes’ faces the journey from innocence to experience.

I have selected to work with athletes who are solo competitors, I am attracted to their solitary pursuit and their internal struggles. As with all my previous projects there is a blending of Ancient Greek influences and historical precedents in the work. As a group of sculptures they contain inner dialogues, they relate to the traditions of athletic sculpture, yet resolutely represent the time that they were made, most importantly they display none of the traditional notions of idealised perfection, instead there are contradictions and tensions.

Additional Information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 19 x 19 x 60 cm
Edition Size

11

Materials

Painted Bronze

Olympian

Runner, Discus, Swimmer, Boxer

Date

2011

Acclaimed Scottish Sculptor Kenny Hunter had two solo exhibitions in 2014 as part of GENERATION, Scotland (Glasgow and Berwick, 2014); also at Connersmith, Washington (2012); Gallerie Scheffel, Germany (2012); and New Arts Centre, Salisbury (2009).

In February 2010 he won the first Spitalfields Sculpture Prize. His resulting work ‘I Goat’ is sited in Bishops Square, Spitalfields.

Recent public artworks include: ‘Elephant for Glasgow’ (2015), ‘Portrait of Andrew Grant’ (Edinburgh College of Art, 2015); Black Swan (Eschborn, Germany, 2014), ‘The Unknown’ (Sutherland 2012).

Hunter’s work has been acquired by the Scottish Arts Council Collection, the British School at Athens, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow and the Scottish Parliament.

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see www.kenny-hunter.com