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Feedback Loop 2003

Kenny Hunter (born 1962, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

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Kenny Hunter's unique skill lies in the way in which he offers a contemporary take on traditional figurative sculpture. His work complicates the themes of remembrance, triumphalism and pride that are normally associated with the medium of public and civic sculpture. Here, a Japanese teenager from the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo, is a representative of the bizarre street fashion of that area. With her enormous rounded platform shoes, swathed by gargantuan trouser legs, she also has the proportions of the now famous Japanese cartoon characters of Pokemon et al. Her pose also recalls the propagandist sculpture and posters of communist China, but at the same time makes reference to contemporary culture - to the world of MP3 players, Japanese street fashion - the global, but also very private, world of the teenager.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from the artist; Originally commissioned in 2003 by the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, 2004
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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