James Hunt - Artist and Activist
"Cntrltr" Acrylic on Canvas Painting by James Hunt, $211
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Artist Statement :
James Hunt is an artist and activist from Virginia. Educated as a painter in New York City and Paris, James’s last home in Oakland, California and work with agricultural technology led him to create a series of public sculptures dedicated to furthering ecological awareness, and injecting urban horticulture into day-to-day experiences. He continues this work in Richmond with a project subtitled, “Florae” which features the world’s smallest vertical farm - available for tours in Studio 214 - which, in part with the sculptures he creates, provides a model and metaphor to help guide cultural awareness towards the novelty and necessity of biological life, and in particular plants. James also creates large format acrylic paintings, often expressing the dynamism of human interaction, aggregated, featuring simplified human characters that evoke Keith Haring but dance to a tune all their own. This interest in human interaction, and the shaping of consciousness through vibes jives with Hunt’s intended function in his work across all mediums.
ViRiDi, #2 - Custom made Aluminum Vase by James Hunt. 3.5" x 3.5” x 6 1/2" containing a Paperwhite Flower Bulb in a biodegradable recycled plastic sleeve and soil based growing medium. Plant intended for flowers cutting at home through the winter. - $55/each.
The Nature of Man’s Environment - Photograph with Arranged Object, Cast Aluminum Structure, Limited Edition Giclee Print by James Hunt, 24" x 48", $451 Framed.
Greenhouse Ice Cream Parlor - Watercolor, Pen, and Ink on Paper by James Hunt, $156 Framed.
Dancing Sprouts #1 - Acrylic on Canvas Painting by James Hunt, 13" x 13", $341
The Dancing Sprouts - Acrylic, Oil, and Chalk on Cardboard Painting by James Hunt, 14" x 28", $500 Framed.
You can contact the artist at Art Works, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia from noon - 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (804) 291.1400.
All images are the property of the artists and may not be duplicated without permission. Contact Art Works, Inc. 804 291.1400 in Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. for more information or if you wish to seek permission for use of images.