Nick Hornby

image: Holly Falconer 2010
Eyebeam CV

The young British artist Nick Hornby produces alchemical structures: lanky, white, marble-dusted sculptures. He blends familiar art-historical echoes from Rodin, Calder, Newman, Hepworth, and Moore. One part handmade, one part computer-generated, one part professionally fabricated. One part inspired, one part quoted, one part calculated. Through both its production process and archetypal subject matter, Hornby's work creates a nuanced historical take on a contemporary penchant to complicate authorship and dematerialize the objects of art. He has exhibited his work in the UK, the US, Greece, and India, including Tate Britain, Southbank Centre (UK), Eyebeam (NY), The Hub (Athens). Prizes include the Clifford Chance Sculpture Prize, the Deidre Hubbard Sculpture Award, the BlindArt Prize and he was shortlisted for the inaugural Spitalfields Sculpture prize and Mark Tanner Sculpture Prize; other . He has completed residencies with the ICIA (Mumbai), with the Fleischmann Foundation (Slovakia). His work has been featured on, Dazed and Confused, Wired, Conde Naste Traveler, and he was described by ES Magazine as “The New Gormley” and picked for London Evening Standard “Who to Watch, 2010.”