WILLIAM HUNDLEY

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Based out of Austin, Texas, William Hundley has received acclaim for his experimental photography which combines figurative elements with often surreal settings and landscapes to create something confronting and bizarre.
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En Austin, Texas, vive y trabaja el artista que os presentamos en este artículo, se llama William Hundley y en su obra no falta ni el ingenio ni la belleza bizarra. De su boca salió la frase :” la mayoría de ideas que persigo nacieron como errores” y partiendo del error ha acumulado en poco tiempo un enorme repertorio. Nunca estudió fotografía, tampoco se basta de photoshop para crear las levitaciones de su serie Entoptic Phenomena. En ella envolvió a sus modelos en telas de paracaídas y los hizo saltar mientras él disparaba ráfagas de fotos. En su otra serie w/ cheeseburgers parece recrear un mundo sostenido por hamburguesas, es un buen ejemplo de su dominio de la imagen y del humor.
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In 2006 he began an ongoing series of photographs that he titled “Entoptic Phenomena” in which he photographs people jumping underneath fabrics and other various materials. The instant of the jump can be thought of as super ephemeral sculpture, lasting only a few seconds before reverting to their base components. The resulting photographs appear to have been made by computer manipulation, but Hundley stresses that “they are just photographs” and that there were absolutely no computer applications used in creating the images. He goes on to say that having “acrobatic models” is the key to the success of the imagery. A few of his “Entoptic Phenomena” photographs were featured in the 2007 Texas Biennial in which he was awarded the Juror’s Choice Award.

Another series of photographs, entitled “Little Naked Person Storage,” consists of photographs of naked people hiding in various places around the average American household.

In an article on Sight Unseen, Hundley is quoted as saying, “My work started with the influence of Erwin Wurm and Maurizio Cattelan, these absurdists. I love the practical-joke nature of it; if I can make humor and beautiful aesthetics come together, that’s the biggest powerhouse I can imagine.”

His photography has been featured in numerous publications and countless blogs and websites. In 2007 Hundley was nominated for Best Artist in the Austin Critics Table Awards.

Though not initially mentioned in the credits, a few of his ideas were re-created in the music video “Heaven Can Wait” by Charlotte Gainsbourg featuring Beck. Eventually the director, Keith Schofield, contacted Hundley to apologize for not crediting his work as “inspiration” for portions of the video.

Although most widely known for his photography, Hundley’s work also includes sculptures and installation and has been exhibited across the US and in Berlin. Recent works have focused on assembled collages and a series of tribal inspired masks with the idea of gathering objects from contemporary culture and using them in a “tribal” way.