The Economist and Contemporary Art Society are pleased to announce the current exhibition by Paul Hosking. In a work reminiscent of the early Sol LeWitt, three large cubes, joined to form a tunnel, will be installed across the plaza at St James’s Street.
This will be Hosking’s largest and most ambitious piece to date. The steel framework of the cubes is strung with comedic, Flintstone-esque femur bones, transforming what appears at first glance to be a structurally robust form into an absurd, skeletal novelty.
As with much of Hosking’s work many varying references are used as his point of departure: for example, minimalistic 1960s sculpture, the fossilised stone used on the outside of the Economist Plaza, and the front cover image of an issue of The Economist which featured the mass genocide in Rwanda. Somehow through his witty and seemingly effortless combination and reinterpretation of a multitude of influences he creates works which allow the viewer to form their own interpretation.
Since being shortlisting for the Becks Futures prize in 2002, Hosking has exhibited widely internationally, including solo exhibitions in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.
Forthcoming solo exhibitions for 2005 are programmed in Tokyo, Belgium and London.