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Luke Hart

MA work

Luke Hart is interested in how things are put together, and in suggesting possible new applications for materials. His work focuses on the relationships between the organic and the synthetic, the objects that people interact with, and the materials, and potential materials, of which those objects are made. He believes that Sculpture can be a form of material research and development, for the functional objects of the built world. Upon viewing things, people often ask the question: What is it? Hart doesn’t believe this to be a productive question to ask. He says rather, that one should ask: What does it do? What could it do? For Hart, sculpture is a method of thinking about what we as humans build, and what we could be capable of building.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Sculpture, 2013

  • Luke Hart is interested in how things are put together, and in suggesting possible new applications for materials. His work focuses on the relationships between the organic and the synthetic, the objects that people interact with, and the materials, and potential materials, of which those objects are made. He believes that Sculpture can be a form of material research and development, for the functional objects of the built world. Upon viewing things, people often ask the question: What is it? Hart doesn’t believe this to be a productive question to ask. He says rather, that one should ask: What does it do? What could it do? For Hart, sculpture is a method of thinking about what we as humans build, and what we could be capable of building.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Sculpture, Pratt Institute, New York, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Peripherie Im Zentrum, QuadrART Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria, 2013; YES: Young English Sculptors, Fundaziun Not Vital, Ardez, Switzerland, 2012; Fabricators, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, 2012; The Sculpture House, See Studios, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • Winner, Royal British Society of Sculptors Award, 2009 and 2010; Winner, BFA Sculpture Residency Award, Pratt Institue and The Vermont Studio Center, New York, 2007
  • Conferences

  • 'Building the Squid', Plastic Electronics Seminar, Royal College of Art, 2012
  • Publications

  • 'Artifice and Function', Luke Hart and Alma Zevi, Art Licks Magazine, 2011