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Thomas Hugh Kusturin The boiling pot

Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin

My work represents the city as a boiling pot of energy. The city will engulf you, trap you within its arena. The concrete pavement rumbles under the tremor of black boots, leather bound, buckled. Rubber, beaten tyres burn slowly, lining the streets like frantic ants. Staring down, intimidating you, the buildings above imprint their sheer dominance. Underneath the bustling surface, lost between the cracks, lie those who sleep alone on cold concrete. Advertisements boom, bellowing billboards scream ‘Buy me’ while you dodge through crowds of capitalist animals, hungry for success.

Influencing artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Brett Whiteley, John Olsen

School

Northern Beaches Secondary College, Freshwater Senior Campus

ARTEXPRESS year

2015

HSC year

2014

Process diary

Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin
Work by Thomas Hugh Kusturin