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Kacper Hamilton (b. 1987 London, UK) is a British artist and designer. He trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne.
Hamilton’s work explores ritual and storytelling as tools through time to communicate with deities as well as the spiritual world. His interest spans the history, culture and art of old, with a special fascination for places of worship and sacrosanct articles used therein for specific ceremonies.
His mythic objects appear as if ready for use by a shaman or priest in a secret and sacred rite. They have an engineered, monolithic and sculptural aesthetic, which are stripped back in detail and minimal in form. Hamilton creates modernity through bringing elements of the past into a contemporary context with manifest respect and sensitivity. His practise varies from conceptual design, exclusive commissions, limited editions and installations.