Our Sculptors

Nick Hornby FRSS

Nick Hornby (b. 1980) lives and works in London and New York.
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Discipline
Installation/Land/Site-specific
Material
Bronze
Granite/Marble/Stone
Steel
Region
London
Nick Hornby is a British artist living and working in London, England. He has exhibited in the UK, the US, Switzerland, Greece, and India. His recent presentations include CASS Sculpture Foundation, Tate Britain, The Museum of Arts and Design New York, Eyebeam New York, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. He was awarded the Clifford Chance Sculpture Prize and was shortlisted as for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Prize. In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the RSS.

Hornby's sculptures emerge from the convergence of a postmodern historical perspective and cutting-edge digital technology. Using computer software, Hornby combines silhouettes sourced from art history to create three-dimensional works that, as the viewer moves around them, seem to take the shape of different well-known sculptures of the past. Hornby's use of traditional materials like bronze and marble resin highlights the craftsmanship behind his works, which, while maintaining the look of a computer-generated model, are nevertheless hand-crafted. Mining the collective index of cultural history, Hornby uses technology not just to invoke potential new worlds but as a way of investigating alternative ways of seeing history.

His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Frieze, Artforum, and featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Cultured Magazine and among others.

For more information see http://www.nickhornby.com