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Artists

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JONTY HURWITZ

 

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In a 2015 documentary by CNN International on Hurwitz's artwork, BBC Radio 2 art critic Estelle Lovatt explained Hurwitz's work as follows: "If Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today, he would have been doing what Jonty is doing. He would have been using algorithms. No one else works like him today. His art is the mix between the emotional and the intelligent, and that's what gives it that spark."

Hurwitz's work focuses on the aesthetics of art in the context of human perception. His early body of sculpture was discovered by Estelle Lovatt during 2011 in an article for Art of England Magazine: "Thinning the divide gap between art and science, Hurwitz is cognisant of the two being holistically co-joined in the same way as we are naturally, comfortably split between our spiritual and operational self".

Until late 2008 Hurwitz had never produced any sculpture. In 2009 his first sculpture 'Yoda and the Anamorph' won the People’s Choice award in the Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery Bentliff Prize. Later in 2009 he won the Noble Sculpture Prize and was commissioned to install his first large scale work (a nude study of his father called 'Dietro di me') in the Italian medieval village Colletta di Castelbianco. In 2010 he was selected as a finalist for the 4th International Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy.

In January 2013 Hurwitz's anamorphic work was discovered by the art blogger Christopher Jobson and within days of being posted had gone viral on the internet. In a short documentary about Hurwitz's "Generation Pi" philosophy by Vera Productions it is estimated that the sculpture received 20 million views online in the space of a few weeks.


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Mélangeant art et science dans ses oeuvres, il est le seul artiste à utiliser l'anamorphose dans la sculpture, créant des œuvres à la fois uniques et originales. Il est aussi connu pour avoir créé les plus petites formes humaines à l'aide de la nano technologie.

Dans un documentaire de 2015 pour la CNN International dédié à l’œuvre d’Hurwitz, la critique d’art Estelle Lovatt décrit le travail d’Hurwitz en ces termes : «  Si Leonard de Vinci était encore vivant aujourd’hui , il aurait fait ce que Jonty fait aujourd’hui. Il aurait utilisé des algorythmes. Aucun artiste ne travaille comme lui aujourd’hui. Son art est à la fois réfléchi et sensible, c’est ce qu’il lui donne sa singularité.

Le travail d’ Hurwitz se concentre sur l’écart entre l’art et la science, en effet,  l’artiste est conscient que ces deux notions sont étroitement liées, de la même manière que le corps et l’esprit auxquels il fait référence dans ses œuvres.

En 2009, sa première sculpture « Yoda et L’Anamorphe » a remporté le People’s Choice Award au Maidstone Museum. En 2010, il a été selectionné comme finaliste du 4ème Prinx International Arte Laguna à Venise.

Son travail a été découvert en 2013 par le blogueur d’art Christopher Jobson, ce qui lui a permis de se faire connaitre du grand public.