estimated retail value: $6,000

In Back Towards Flat, Hornby uses Photoshop to continue Henri Matisse’s iconic series of four bas-relief bronze sculptures that showed the back of a woman progressing from representation to abstraction. Hornby proposes two further abstractions, where the left and right sides of the body …

Dimensions: 30 x 20 1/2 in each

In his recent work, British sculptor Nick Hornby uses modern technology to analyze and extrapolate on art and architecture from the past, in some instances bringing a central motif of the work into a hypothetical present. In Back Towards Flat, Hornby uses Photoshop to continue Henri …

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When experienced in the round, Nick Hornby’s multifaceted and optically illusive sculptures appear to change drastically in silhouette. Each piece is a composite of multiple iconic art historic images that reveal themselves only from certain perspectives. Hornby calls these “quotations”; he also says that his works attempt “to find that place between the raw and the cooked—to make each object appear to have its own rationale, but also be unstable enough to unfold and reveal its origins.” He begins each sculpture by selecting his referential images, which he then combines using an algorithm. The final pieces are made of a marble and resin composite, and cut by a company that specializes in sculpting the hulls of yachts.

Selected exhibitions
2018
Sculpture: Modern and ContemporaryBeaux Arts London
YEAR ONEFrestonian Gallery
2013
Nick Hornby: Sculpture (1504-2013)Churner and Churner
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BACK TOWARDS FLAT, 2013

Digital c-print, in two parts
30 × 41 in
76.2 × 104.1 cm
Edition 1 of 3
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estimated retail value: $6,000

In Back Towards Flat, Hornby uses Photoshop to continue Henri …

Dimensions: 30 x 20 1/2 in each

In his recent work, British sculptor Nick Hornby uses modern …

Medium
Image rights
courtesy of the artist and churner and churner, new york

When experienced in the round, Nick Hornby’s multifaceted and optically illusive sculptures appear to change drastically in silhouette. Each piece is a composite of multiple iconic art historic images that reveal themselves only from certain perspectives. Hornby calls these “quotations”; he also says that his works attempt “to find that place between the raw and the cooked—to make each object appear to have its own rationale, but also be unstable enough to unfold and reveal its origins.” He begins each sculpture by selecting his referential images, which he then combines using an algorithm. The final pieces are made of a marble and resin composite, and cut by a company that specializes in sculpting the hulls of yachts.

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