Kenny Hunter: Then The Animals Said God
Kenny Hunter: Then The Animals Said God

Kenny Hunter: Then The Animals Said God

Hunter, Kenny
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Born in Edinburgh in 1962, Kenny Hunter studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art between 1983 and 1987. He has exhibited extensively in Britain and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Arnolfini, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, CCA and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

He has created a number of high profile, commissioned works in Scotland including; Youth with Split Apple for Kings College, Aberdeen, Citizen Firefighter outside Glasgow Central Station and Man walks among us for Glasgow Museums. He is represented in several public collections in the UK, including Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Like many previous text works by Kenny Hunter, “Then the Animals said God” opens up a question rather than proclaims a position, simultaneously capable of suggesting both a creationist viewpoint and that of a Darwinian Scholar. The print takes its inspiration from a pivotal point in Human History, reminding us both of our animal roots and our desire for trancendence. The explosion in the background elaborates this dichotomy and can be read as either the ‘big bang’ or a burst of celestial light. Printed with Gold dust it can also evoke particle based matter as well as the traditions of religious art.

We are still finding bits of gold dusting in the screenprint studio!

Paper Size: 55 x 55 cm
Medium: Screenprint with gold dusting
Edition Size: 40
Year: 2011