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Hunter, Kenny

Born in Edinburgh in 1962, Kenny Hunter studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art. He has exhibited extensively abroad and in the U.K. including solo exhibitions at Arnolfini Bristol, 1998, Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2000, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 2003, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2006 and Tramway Glasgow, 2008.

Kenny Hunter is primarily a sculptor engaged in making monumental work. While a lot of his work resembles the great sculptural traditions both in size and perfection, his materials and subject matter don't. Made conspicuously out of fibre-glass, his sculptures have a polished finish strikingly akin to the Renaissance marble of Michelangelo or Donatello, although their hues owe more to the monochromes of mass-produced plastic toys. However, while reminiscent of off-the-peg objects of the Romano-Greek triumph genre, they are meticulously made using traditional sculptural methods.

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