Nicola Hockley

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I am an Interdisciplinary artist and designer. My practice is conceptual and wide ranging, often responding to a site, a situation or a place. Research is central to my creative process and I work across, constructed and printed textiles, photography, typography and printmaking. My practice is not restricted by subject, style or process. My aim is to find appropriate ways to communicate  with an intended audience by providing unexpected and highly considered responses. It is my concern with surface both as a mode of communication and as a point of contact between people and their environment gives my practice cohesion. 

This work explores the idea of silence. It came about in response to ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno. ( 5.00 - 14.44  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4SR4unHaI ) and is a response to the forgotten, erased and rewritten modernist woman writers. I am drawn to textiles because I believe they have, the capacity to invite a more intimate relationship with the viewer and encourage a sensory response. The work considers textiles as a salient/non-verbal mode of communication. I use the intrinsic qualities of materials and processes to evoke associations, emotions, convey meaning and to align myself within a history of woman’s labour.  Title : Silence   Media : Hair and felt   Dimensions in inches: 13.8 wide X 17.7  high unframed.
This work forms part of a body of work that explores the idea of silence. Vivien came about in response to a reading of ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4SR4unHaI) and examines a section of ‘The Waste Land “by T.S Eliot. Title : Vivien  Media: paper, fabric and thread  Dimensions in inches: 16.1 wide x 7.9  high unframed.

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North Macedonia, Republic of
Skopje
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United States of America
Homestead
As quarantine went on I'm sure all of us felt an urge to find value in the simpler things in life, those things we would take for granted. I began to find value, both artistically and emotionally, in the simple life the my dog Jack lives every day. While every being has their trials and tribulations...
United States of America
New York City
After extensively exploring digital photography and video. From 2018, Yuan has begun to examine analog photography again – produce an ongoing diary series of private scenes - "Vague." She uses a medium format camera - Mamiya C330 twin lens to capture her idea. Each photo produced like a small intima...
France
Paris
Crépus is an on-going photo series on Black hair of Black people in France. I’ve started this series back in 2019, everything began with a global project on Racism I'm still working on, with different lines of research. A short film I've directed called "The Orange child", it deals with the vision...
United Kingdom
London
The focus of Crystal Clean, is to explore the idea that seemingly absolute perfection is a prison and entrapment we unknowingly encase ourselves in.  This crystal shell she lives in is striking and audacious, not easy to miss. It acts as a label slapped across her body to be stared at,...

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