In 1990 Andy Hughes discovered an unusual material, it felt and looked like ‘plastic rock’. These forms were integrated in a number of his early photographic works. The images displayed here to the right (made on 5×4 Fuji Transparency film) formed part of his graduating exhibition in 1991 at the RCA, Gulbenkian Gallery, London. Recently he has re-developed a number of works using this material. Work from 1990 is displayed here alongside newer works, each its titled and dated.
A claim to the discovery of something new, something undiscovered can be made only as a formal requirement regarding the language in which the proposition itself is expressed. Is it not a paradox that the material we have come to ‘know’ recently as Plastiglomerate as described on Wikipedia may have surfaced much earlier?