(UK, B. 1993 Northampton).
Lives and works in London
Hamlyn's work delves into our relationship with modern technology to explore our shifting enthusiasms towards contemporary life. Working with a considered merging of carpentry, metalworking, digital design manufacture, electronics and coding. Hamlyn produce's sculpture, installations, paintings and performing spaces. His works often have anthropomorphic elements that work with metaphor, illusion and timing to create moments of flux and surprise through material and visceral obscurity. The works aesthetic is taken from a mergence of nostalgia and colour psychology, with references to arcadia, magic and minimalist design. These aesthetic properties and making processes are intrinsic to the simultaneous creation of ore and mystery, familiarity and deception.
He was one of the 2018 / 19 winners of the Red Mansion Art Prize, his works are held in private international collections and have featured in exhibitions at venues such as Royal Academy of Arts, Zablodowicz Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, Pablo's Birthday, NY, Saatchi Gallery, FACT, Science Gallery Melbourne. He has exhibited extensively across the UK and overseas including shows in London, Beijing, New York, Norway, Moscow, Melbourne, Madrid and Albania. In 2020 he was published in Aesthetica Magazines '100 Contemporary Artists 2020' printed Anthology.
Ant Hamlyn graduated in 2017, MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and has a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool Hope University.
Studio Ant Hamlyn is based in West London