Barbara Hobot’s multidisciplinary artworks are made from objects that have been manipulated, traced, and translated from one medium into another. A drawing might be the basis for a sculpture, which then in turn becomes a collage. By taking spatial and material cues from one work and introducing these to another form or medium, her process suggests an underlying unity between disparate elements. Each gesture is determined as much by chance as it is by the artist’s speculation about the desires of inanimate things. Hobot’s aim is to create a circumstance in which the artworks themselves appear to be self-generating.
Photography: Scott Lee
Barbara Hobot holds an MFA from Western University and a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo. She has exhibited her work internationally and participated in artist residencies in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Upcoming projects include group exhibitions at Idea Exchange, Cambridge, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and a solo exhibition at Olga Korper Gallery in December of 2016. She is the recipient of several grants from the Ontario Arts Council. The artist lives and works in Kitchener. Barbara Hobot is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto.