Michael John Hunter
London based artist Michael John Hunter specialises in sculpture and photography.
Hunter studied Fine Art Photography at The University of Edinburgh and now works within the film industry. His practice has taken 10 years to perfect; creating enormous hyper-realistic and highly detailed replicas of children’s toys and insects and installing these in real-life locations.
The sculptures are photographed at night, from a certain height and angle and using a specific focus technique which ‘fakes macro photography’. The resulting works explore how imagery can manipulate how we view our world.
The progression of his practice has seen him branch out into stand-alone sculptures that continue to play of the themes of scale and childhood.
Michael has held solo shows with Jealous Gallery in London, JPS Gallery in Hong Kong as well as showing at Art Central Hong Kong.
He is now represented by MTArt Agency.
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