'Work to Wickes', 2014. Installation: building sand. Dimensions variable. Photography: Charlotte Cooke.
Timothy Holt is a Social Artist, Director, Curator, UC, UI and UX Designer living and working in Surrey and London, England. He works primarily in sculpture and installation art, appropriating consumer objects to question where and how they function in society. He places his knowledge of directing, curating, UC, UI and UI designing into his passion of the arts.
Holt takes so-called 'purpose designed' domestic appliances and objects and subjects them to a playful reimagining, recognising and manipulating objects' functionalities to embellish our experience of the 'everyday'.
Through public interaction audiences are reminded of discrete artistic historical approaches, including minimalism, abstract expressionism and the ready-made, whilst toying with grandiose polemics that accompany these modes with sardonic humour. This demystifying and satirical approach is underpinned by a well-honed aesthetic and considered approach to art making.
'Bags for Life', 2015. Installation: disposable bags, bag less vacuum cleaners, cable ties. Dimensions variable. Bag less vacuum cleaner: 8 x 29 x 29 cm / 3 5/32 x 11 27/64 x 11 27/64 in each. Photography: Charlotte Cooke.
The works on show closely resemble the manufacturing line, questioning the boundaries between art and object, manufacture and creation, and functionality and personality.
The objects find new life in their new forms originally designed for human use; they invite interaction through sound, tactile and motion. They also invite questions around artefact, interface, and objectification perception of the everyday and the traces of human endeavour.