My work as an artist crosses between sculpture, performance, social practice, with a history in painting and woodcraft. I am also a builder and contractor by trade and imagine that as a part of my broader practice as it often involves working with scrap materials in a residential or commercial context. Maybe what I am after is an attempt to restore some degree of visibility to the surreptitious sociopolitical commitments buried in the scrap piles and dumpsters of the world, taken as a sort of collective unconscious. Working with cast off material becomes a way to think about the past, to turn the soil, to inspect the compost for its elemental ingredients, specifically the part of the past that wishes to remain hidden.
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Website: john preus
Social Media: dilettante studios