no. 3

A Brutal Softening
by Harry Grundy

HARRY GRUNDY is a London-based artist making art for the Anthropocene epoch. Conceptual, performative and multidisciplinary, Harry is working in the natural world in an unnatural time. Ideas become materials, natural matter becomes readymades, humans become objects. With a background in design, ideas are treated with a rigorous honesty and crafted with a graphic eye. When the work is photographic it is sculptural. When the work is contrived by technology it projects something pre-human. Learnings from the Land Art movement are tested against post-internet conditions, encouraging a tension that reflects the way our species has brutalized Earth to meet our industrialized vision. Through layering paradox, Harry asks the viewer to look closely and critically at our relationship with this phenomenal world.