Nick HornbyBritish (b. 1980) http://www.nickhornby.com
British artist Nick Hornby, born in 1980, has received degrees from the Slade School of Art at the University College London and the Chelsea School of Art. He has exhibited in the UK, the US, Switzerland, Greece, and India, including Tate Britain, Southbank Centre, and The Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK; and Eyebeam and The Museum of Arts and Design in New York. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Frieze, Artforum, and featured inDazed, Wired, and Time Out, among others. Hornby's whose sculptures emerge from the convergence of a postermodern 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.