Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby, Mask (Picasso II), 2018, marble resin, paint, lacquer 50 x 50 x 25 cm Nick Hornby, Mask (Picasso II), 2018, marble resin, paint, lacquer 50 x 50 x 25 cm

Born in 1980 London. Lives and works in London.

Nick Hornby’s work is the physical meeting of historical critique and digital technology; behind hand-crafted sculptures of marble, resin or bronze are computer-generated models, into manifest examples of the collusion between disparate ideas. Hornby combines silhouettes sourced from art history to create three-dimensional works that seem to take the shape of different well-known sculptures of the past. Hornby's use of traditional materials 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 as a way of investigating alternative ways of seeing history.

(Painting Now 2, 2018, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan)