Chris Clinton uses familiar objects and reclaimed materials to create artworks that refer obliquely to contemporary popular culture and our disregard for out-dated media.
'Nascar #29 Kevin Hardwick' belongs to a series of reworked readymade novelty paper coil dartboards. These paper coil dartboards, sourced from internet auction websites, are first unwound and then rewound by hand, where the artist physically alters the object through a preconceived process. This process both removes the initial object and replaces it with a new entity, with the individual works being likened to portraits of the subjects they represent. The reference to the dartboards previous identity and association to a particular brand or franchise lives on in the title of the work.
Text courtesy of the artist.
- Artwork Details: 49 x 49 x 2.5cm
- Material description: Paper coil dartboard
- Credit line: © the artist.
- Theme: Abstract
- Medium: Relief
- Accession number: ACC35/2013