Nick Pearson makes drawings, objects and photographic postcards which reflect on our over-familiarity with everyday objects. The models worked from are occasionally lost, sometimes discarded . . . at the end of their useful life. They are often at a stage of 'falling out of use'. As designed use slips over the edge, the objects that surround us may become transformed briefly; often re-used for another purpose, refashioned or re-presented. Their tenancy may hovever be limited, their hold on the world failing and fragile.
These objects are brought to the foreground by the artist to bring out new meanings and associations, whilst retaining something of their original history. Changes of scale, materials, or a combination with other objects often occurs in the process of a work's development.
The work attempts to challenge the viewer's associations with, and visual awareness of the ordinary. It also attempts to address the problematic relationship that exists between sculpture and its 'other', the world of everyday objects.
CV & Education
2010 - (from Oct '10 – Jan '11) Neither Use Nor Ornament, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, West Yorkshire
2010 - Visibly Evident, Central Space Gallery, 23-29 Faroe Road London W14 0EL
2007 - Sitting Room, Alsager Arts Centre, Manchester Metropolitan Univ., Permanent Gallery, Brighton and venues in the Netherlands, USA and Mexico
2004 - Rien a Declarer, La Faiencerie, Bordeaux, France