Jimmy Kuehnle: One Day Sculpture

Jimmy Kuehnle is an emergent American artist who received an MFA in Sculpture in 2006 from the University of Texas at San Antonio and continues to make sculpture and performance work. His works have been featured nationally and internationally and have  received critical acclaim in magazines and art newspapers. The simultaneous proximity and distance of people in urban centres motivates the core of his art practice. Members of society are disconnected from one another despite almost daily contact in a monotonous cycle of daily tasks. He seeks to challenge the public in order to break it out of its repetitive cycle. Humans are very adept at assimilating the world around them to the point that unusual experiences quickly become commonplace. Many wonders and sublime experiences are overlooked. He makes sculpture and performance props using materials ranging from heavy steel to light inflatable PVC to create novel experiences for the viewer. The work is a hybrid of sculpture, performance, new media and interactive practices. His recent inflatable suits have allowed him to take the work into the streets for direct contact with the public. His sculpture and performances are intentionally absurd to the point that traffic stops,pedestrians gather, and interactions occur.