Andrew Finnie: The Enlightening Journey of Mr Hugo Ball

With the premise of taking Hugo Ball (1886-1927), German artist and author of sound poem ‘Karawane’ (1916), on an enlightening journey through art history, Andrew Finnie features the curious announcer of the nonsensical Dada art movement in a series of digital paintings. Appropriated scenes pay homage to some of the world’s best-known artists including Vermeer, Mondrian, Degas and Caravaggio. Starring Ball as the prop, this collection of works presents a stage for the early 20th century European Anti-Art movement to come full circle.

Andrew Finnie, The Hoop Boy – after Smart, 2017, three-dimensional render, archival pigment print, Canson etching rag, 36.5 x 51.8cm. Courtesy the artist and Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales

Andrew Finnie, Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire 2018, 2017, three-dimensional render, archival pigment print, Canson etching rag,  76.5 X 54.2cm. Courtesy the artist and Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales

Maitland Regional Gallery
Until 29 April, 2018
New South Wales