Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Monday, 18 April 2011

This Weeks' Artist of The Week Winner is Craig Hudson!

Technicolour characters stumble through their very existence, confused and bemused. Outsized limbs are dragged Neanderthal like behind pin headed gooks. Lost souls clumsily grip teddy bears. Others teeter in Day-Glo trainers whilst stubbornly trying to fit in, to knock on doors, to be accepted. Artist of The Week implores this distinctive and passion driven artist, Craig Hudson.

Pursuing his artistic career after years of retail employment, Suffolk born artist, Craig Hudson, has exhibited extensively in Ipswich where he studies.

A vibrant communication through wax and bronze - Hudson employs a love of comics, tattoos, and film, a fascination with disease and mutilation, the love of my family and friends, and interrogation to the process’s of making things.

Hudson explains that it is his relentless brutal honesty which helps evolve his figurative language, which can be taken as a metaphor, for the dysfunction of our contemporary society. Like a Nike advertisement sucked from the television screen and pumped out as sculptural aesthetic tropical fruit juice, the relationship with today could not be more appealing.

Who most influenced your decision to become an artist and at what age?
I think I was probably at the age of 3 or 4. My granddad was a draftsman and had always influenced with drawing. He would sit down with me and show me how to draw houses etc, so I suppose it developed from there.
What's your most prized possession you would not share with anyone?  
That's easy, even though it probably cant be called a possession. My daughter.

What's your favourite Website? 
The only web site that I visit regularly is, sounds a bit strange for an artist doesn't it?

What's your least favourite word? 
That would have to be semiotics, but not for the word itself but what the word entails.

What is the most important invention or innovation that has happened during your life-time? 
That has to be my iPhone 4.

What three things you regret not learning to do?
I like to think that I have no regrets and live for today.

What period in art most influences your work?
I think that the Bronze Age has been the most influential for me to arrive at this destination.

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