Cars of England
In my series 'Cars of England' I explore various themes through untitled images of neglected cars. I can recall playing with die-cast cars in the 1960s/70s and devouring facts and figures about their real-world counterparts. Visually, I find neglect far more intriguing than shiny, cared-for and new. To my eye these are sculptural objects which raise questions. Why have they been left uncared for? Is the owner alive or dead? How did, probably the second most expensive purchase in the original owner's life, end up like this? I want them to challenge the viewer; to confront them with the antithesis of the constant barrage of automotive industry marketing and the materialistic ideals of modern society the car represents.
David Bull • Amanda Hook • Sorrell Jarman • Adrian Manning • Chloe McGrath • Rachael Williams •