Hudson’s practice is concerned with the politics of materiality. The use of every day and redundant objects as viable artistic material has recurred throughout the 20th Century and has its roots in the work of pivotal artists such as Kurt Schwitters and in Duchamp’s ready-made. In his recent large installations parallels can be drawn to the sprawling spaces of Hirschorn, and Takahashi.
Hudson comments on the issues of the day as well as the history of modern life and art in installations that employ the formal analysis of minimalism with the joie de vivre of the baroque. His work, often in an apparent state of ruin and of monumental fragility, remind us of the chaos of daily perception. He glorifies the mundane and celebrates in formal simplicity, all the while communicating on the ageless themes of love, life and death.
Graham Hudson, Material Resource Library, 2006
Graham Hudson, Arch, 2007
Graham Hudson, Proposal for African Ready Made, 2007
Graham Hudson, Frame on Wall, 2007