Tim Hawkinson
American, born 1960
1,208 followers
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2016
Tim Hawkinson: Garden Variety,
Hosfelt Gallery
Tim Hawkinson: Counterclockwise,
Pace Gallery
2015
Tim Hawkinson,
Heather James Fine Art

Multimedia artist Tim Hawkinson has used a wide variety of common materials, such as plastic bags, used socks, and discarded organic material from his own body, to make his kinetic sculptures, installations, and complex photo collages. He frequently incorporates multiple techniques and media, including sound, in a single sculpture or installation, combining the bodily and the industrial to create a physical world in which flesh and plastic are indistinguishable. The kinetic installation Emoter (2002), for example, is a photographic collage of Hawkinson’s own face, connected by wires to a machine that manipulates his features into expressions of emotion.

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