Dean Hughes doesn’t make work based around materials, his work starts with objects that have a use. “When I began thinking about making artwork I wasn’t too interested in bronze or canvas, or any other traditional forms, because they come with a preconceived hierarchy. I was interested in things I thought didn’t have a relationship to art, like puddles or bus tickets”.
Dean Hughes creates his work heavily based around the process, rather than the idea. He’s particularly interested in mundane, unloved things. “It’s about making an artwork from a thing which I think hasn’t been noticed. Part of my process is just looking at my objects in a space”.