Andy Hughes work focuses on the littoral zone and the politics of plastic waste. His photographic artworks are preoccupied with the ‘thing-ness’ of plastic, watery worlds and coastal habitats and include recent ventures into gamification, ruinology and poetry. His practice therefore draws on philosophy, literature, art and film, including archival film, as well as interfacing with scientific research. He is interested in radical conceptions of materialism and the implications this has for politics, ecology and the everyday way we think of others, the world, and ourselves.
In 2013 was one of three artists invited to join the worlds first project to explore the integration of science and art to document and interpret the issue of plastic pollution in the marine and coastal environment.