“I’m Twelve Push-ups Away from a Perfect Body”
May 13-June 17, 2017 @ FP Contemporary
Hunt Rettig, “Ground Sounds”, 47 x 56 inches, mixed media on panel
Hunt Rettig is known for this three-dimensional assemblages that produce the illusion of 2D digital images. Self-taught, Rettig’s process-based discipline is a continual quest to transform quotidian material into the sublime. In Rettig’s hands, moldable synthetics and reflective acrylics become encapsulated sculptures implying kinetic movement if not actuating it. He has been drawn to the works of Jesus Soto since childhood.
Hunt Rettig’s three-dimensional wall sculptures contain organic shapes full of light and dimension that shift depending on the vantage point of the viewer. How they are created generally perplexes the viewer. Their reflective nature makes them appear to be lit from behind. Even upon close inspection, the perfection of these shapes behind the glassy surface is not compromised and their construction remains mysterious.
An explorer of both geographic and psychological terrain, Rettig is most at home on a dirt path or body of water observing “familiar patterns that connect us as one, like source code”. Biomorphic shapes seen in Rettig’s work suggest sensual elements omnipresent in nature. “If it didn’t exist, if it didn’t resonate, we wouldn’t be here”. Hunt Rettig was raised in El Paso, Texas and received his B.S. from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He now lives and works in Aspen, Colorado.
Find out more about Hunt himself, as well as his mysterious and magical works of art, in this wonderful Huffington Post article, “An Artist’s Perspective on Perfection”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-artists-perspective-on-perfection_us_5912540ee4b0e3bb894d5ba0
Hunt Rettig, “Reposit”, 47 x 90 inches, mixed media on panel