Anthropomorphic shapes seeking to seduce and entice viewers. The sculptural works of multi-disciplinary artist Will Hugh derive from their experience as a queer, non-binary person. Constructed with everyday objects and named after lyrics for conversation, Hughes values material importance to build layers of imagery, materiality and pop culture into their pieces. Human themes like touch, belonging and sensuality are all examined and narrated through an amalgamation of material.
Hughes solo show ‘Looking Good and Feeling Fine’ is currently being held at Platform A Gallery and will remain until 7thOctober, showcasing an accumulated selection of kinetic and static sculptures. Building on the narratives of the original works, they cloth a work in animal print to add a new dimension to their social histories.
Originally from Market Overton in Rutland, Hughes is now based in Stockton and has as of late achieved their MFA in Fine Art at the BxNU institute (2021). They’re currently a studio holder at The Auxiliary with shows including (CURRENT) ‘Plymouth Contemporary Exhibition’, The Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth (July-September 2021), ‘Why, I’d Trash Him from Top to Bottomus!’ with Garth Gratrix, Pineapple Black Window Gallery, Middlesbrough (2021), ‘The Holy Grail’, OSSH Projects, London (2021), ‘I’m a Soldier to my own Emptiness, I’m a Winner’, online show with Robbie O’Keeffe (2020), ‘You and Me’, Roper Gallery, Bath (2019) and ‘Skip a Beat and Move with my Body, Yeah Slow’, LCB Depot, Leicester (2018).