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5 x 7 in.
Perfect bound soft cover
36 illustrations after original collages
Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper
Foreword by Deirdre Madeleine Smith
Designed & published by Ampersand
Printed & bound in Portland, Oregon
Edition of 100
Published in collaboration with Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, on the occasion of an exhibition of Hundt's work at Ampersand.
Numbers 1-15 are signed & include an original collage by the the artist. Click here to take a look at available pieces.
Implications is a collection of works on paper by San Francisco based collage artist & painter, John Hundt. His art draws upon found fragments from the lives of persons unknown, such as scribbled notes, journal entries, personalized recipes, sketched drawings & stained ticket stubs. To this he adds his own hand-drawn, painted & collaged images to create story lines filled with dark humor, absurdity & insight. “Often using photographed or printed portraits as their base,” writes Deirdre Madeleine Smith in the foreword of Implications, “John Hundt’s collages are distortions of figure that aim at absurdity & disparity. He calls one of his recurring formal strategies Totems, a figure that is built up with a combination of human, machine, animal & object parts. At turns graceful, whimsical or strange, Hundt’s constructions always follow in the rich tradition of photomontage by placing heterogeneous visual materials in dialogue with one another. However, Hundt brings a seamlessness to his work in such a way that no matter the absurdity of the combination, his constructions are completely believable in their respective contexts. This is equally true of his collaged landscapes, in which a verisimilitude of perspective is maintained in spite of the impossibility of the situation pictured.”
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