In this preview from the ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 7 episode, "Secrets," artist Elliott Hundley discusses the role of recycled materials in his work. Shown in his Los Angeles studio in early 2014, the artist describes a "trust" in the process of selecting paper cut-outs for use in his paintings. "In relinquishing some control, it allows me some distance," says the artist. "I start to feel like the artwork is responding to me, giving me something back or becoming something that I never expected."
Elliott Hundley draws inspiration for his paintings from diverse sources, but especially from his Southern heritage, steeped in family history. With images anchored by thousands of pins to bulletin-board-like surfaces, his shallow reliefs form a palimpsest that teems with humble materials such as cut-up magazines, string, plastic, gold leaf, and other ephemera.
Learn more about the artist at:www.art21.org/artists/elliott-hundley
Season 7 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). "Secrets" airs Friday, October 31, 2014.
Learn more about Season 7 at:www.art21.org/season7