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Kenny Pittock

Kenny Pittock often lights on objects that are kitsch in the sense that they are valueless or disregarded, but he draws out unexpected lateral associations that give them new meaning.

There’s sincerity in the way he tries to replicate these everyday objects, from the graphic design details of logos to the crumpled packaging, but he’s not interested in hyperrealism. “I grew up watching Wallace and Gromit. I really like seeing things slightly wonky with a thumbprint in them,” he says.

Full story in the print edition of Art Collector, Issue 89, July-September 2019. Portrait photo by Zan Wimberley.