About Hunter Potter's works
Hunter Potter is giving an innovative contribution in the fields of Abstraction, Conceptual, Design, Expressionism, Figuration, Minimalism, Pop and Street art. Abstract art first came to be in the early 20th century, as a new and rather radical form of art. Artists were looking for a way of expressing the societal changes occurring at the time, and release their creative energy, thus distancing themselves from figurative art. With abstraction, the artists distance themselves from any accurate representation of reality, and the visual qualities often put in focus in such non-representative works are colours, shapes and textures. Some of the most influential contemporary art movements born from Abstraction include Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with key figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock. With abstract art, a sense of self-renewing freedom is materialising through the artworks, in a new tradition of creativity.
For a conceptual artist, the artwork needs to break free from any sort of traditional representation of what is art, and invite the viewer to enter a world of ideas and concepts, detached from the material reality. Indeed, the core of Conceptualism lies in the fact that the idea behind the artwork has significantly more importance than the finished artwork itself. As a defined movement, Conceptualism first emerged in the late 1960s, with figures such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. The most revolutionary feature of Conceptual Art is that the artwork can take the form of anything, from writings to performances, to a derived use of everyday objects - the boundaries of art are thus defied, the tradition is critiqued. Conceptualism has been, and still remains, subject to controversy and debate, due to its tendency to provoke the audience. As a contemporary movement, is it often used as a medium to defy institutions, societal structures and political systems.
Design, sometimes also known as applied arts, is a genre that encompasses a variety of categories such a fashion design, graphic design and industrial design. While the boundaries between art and design are blurry, some important movements that have challenged the use of everyday life objects include The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Bauhaus, which were able to successfully unite artistic creativity and manufacturing.
Expressionism can often be considered rather as an international tendency than a coherent art movement, which was predominantly influential at the beginning of the twentieth century. It covered various fields such as art, literature, music, theatre and architecture. Expressionist artists wanted to express emotional experience, rather than physical reality. World renowned Expressionist paintings include Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Wassily Kandinsky’s Der Blaue Reiter, and Egon Schiele’s Sitting Woman with Legs Drawn Up. Expressionism is an intricate and vast term that has meant different things at different times. However, when we speak of Expressionist art, we tend to consider the artistic tendency which followed as a reaction to Impressionism in France, or the movement which appeared in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. The term is so flexible that it can be representative of artists going from Vincent van Gogh to Egon Schiele and Wassily Kandinsky.
Hunter Potter's exhibition
Hunter Potter most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at PUBLIC Gallery in London with the exhibition I Ain't Half The Man I Wanted To Be. The exhibition was open from 04 February 2020 until 28 February 2020.
Hunter Potter in private collections
The following Collections on Artland feature some of Hunter Potter's works: CM Collection which also includes works by other renowned artists Wolfgang Tillmans, Shepard Fairey and Banksy; and Bech Risvig Collection with works from prominent artists Asger Dybvad Larsen, Giuseppe De Mattia and Huskmitnavn.
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub globally. Leading art movements established and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.