Ralph Hunter Menzies
Ralph Hunter-Menzies experiments with the idea of tension, interrogating his own artistic process with the intention of “breaking our regular habits of perception.” Inspired by arbitrary yet serendipitous forms in city streets, his works infer the role of place and playing with placement. Bringing together surfaces and images – such as photographs, prints, sewn canvas and blasted paint – Hunter-Menzies questions and re-contextualises images through various forms of mark-making and juxtaposition. These images are drawn from the peculiar mixture of utilitarian, accidental and haphazard marks that underpin urban landscapes, such as the subtle vernacular of worn graffiti, cover-ups and the DIY fixes that are usually employed to remedy them.
Ralph Hunter-Menzies (b. 1988, Northampton) lives and works in London. Hunter-Menzies received his BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art. Recent solo presentations of his work include: Ralph Hunter-Menzies (TBC), The Dot Project, London (upcoming 2019) and Tribal Ground Font, Sometimesithappens, London (2017). Recent group exhibitions include: GIFC, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles (2018; Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018); and Slightly Seared On The Reality Grill, Unit 5 Gallery, London (2018). In 2017 Hunter-Menzies was shortlisted for Exeter Contemporary Open and from 2018 - 2019 will complete the Florence Trust Residency in North London.