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Nick Hersey

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Roland Barthes notably explored the notion of mythologies using a framework of semiotics to unpick and expose the ‘language of so called mass culture’. As a trained illustrator and graphic designer, I am familiar with the frameworks and mechanisms that allow images to convey narrative and message, b...
Roland Barthes notably explored the notion of mythologies using a framework of semiotics to unpick and expose the ‘language of so called mass culture’. As a trained illustrator and graphic designer, I am familiar with the frameworks and mechanisms that allow images to convey narrative and message, but as an artist am concerned with hijacking and rewiring that system to express my own ideas around the individual, society and the search for one’s own purpose. J.L. Borges’ characters weave their way through realities that are populated with mirrors, mazes and libraries- realities refracted through geometric systems or described in ancient encyclopaedias. Such archival materials are a rich source for my work- being remixed through painting, printmaking and photography… the abstract concepts of situationism, consumerism and modernism expressed through the minutiae of everyday moments, fragments of personal history and everyday experience

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“Nick Hersey's Artworks”

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Listen to the situation my son

Listen to the situation my son

USD 3,000.00 w100 x h100 x d1 cm

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Sorry for the pause didn't mean to leave you hangin'

Sorry for the pause didn't mean to leave you hangin'

USD 3,000.00 w120 x h120 x d0.5 cm

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Hearing from the doctor go get the priest

Hearing from the doctor go get the priest

USD 3,000.00 w100 x h100 x d1 cm

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USD $3,000 ~ $3,000

Biography

In 2001 Nick moved with his family to Brazil and spent 4 years living in Sao Paulo. There he was able to focus on his painting, exploring through portraiture the struggle of the individual through initiatives, workshops and collaborative projects with young and disadvantaged people from the favelas...
In 2001 Nick moved with his family to Brazil and spent 4 years living in Sao Paulo. There he was able to focus on his painting, exploring through portraiture the struggle of the individual through initiatives, workshops and collaborative projects with young and disadvantaged people from the favelas around the city. This was a theme he continued to explore when he moved to Thailand in 2006, working with displaced Burmese migrants who had found refuge in neighbouring Thailand but who had been stripped of their identity – both legally and emotionally. His collaborative projects combined self-portraits and subjective paintings, exhibiting his own works alongside those of his subjects, as a way of acknowledging their status and enriching their own skills and sense of self.

In 2007 he moved to Shanghai, and after a series of self-initiated projects with cultural tribes such as professional Chinese skateboarders and banned local Punk bands, joined forces with the Island6 art collective – an international group of multidisciplinary artists based in the city who explored the clash of cultures and economies that was the new ‘Open-for-business China’. Once again Nicks work explored the role of the individual, and its struggle to find voice in among the clamour of mass population and the struggle for success and freedom. The rapid expansion of consumer values and their contrast with the inherent instinct of a communist society rang echoes with some of Nick’s earliest projects back in London in his youth, where his ideas around the society of the spectacle and the writings of Barthes found a new and relevant resonance.

On his return to England in 2010 he moved to the East Midlands, near Sheffield, and carried out a variety of projects, residencies and collaborations in such diverse environments as a disused chocolate factory, a low end shopping mall and the empty shells of condemned buildings habited by Urban-exploration gangs.

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