Profile: Symen Hunter
Symen Hunter is a Nelson-based artist who works in a
MAJESTY workshop: De-Generate – processes of disruption
In contrast to a generative process of making where adding layers of paint and imagery arrive at a ‘finished’ work, De-Generate engages participants with processes of disruption to peel back layers and cut through surfaces to reveal new possibilities and directions initially unintended. This process of ‘making’ relies heavily on ‘happen-stance’ and ‘mistakes’ that, when intentionally incorporated in a creative process, can move an artists work beyond stagnancy and sameness. All things are made new – sometimes through the process of disruption!