b. 1984, Japan; lives and works in London
Taking inspiration from an abundance of sources, from sandwich packets and pizza boxes to the works of Giorgio De Chirico, Nicholas Hatfull’s works transplant material from graphic realms both ubiquitous and esoteric into the painting arena. His stark compositions forcefully repurpose scavenged motifs.
Hatfull graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2011 and was the Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture, British School at Rome, from 2011 to 2012. He has been the subject of solo/2-person exhibitions in the Focus section of Frieze NewYork (2016); Josh Lilley (2014); Margini Arte Contemporanea, Massa (2013); Peles Empire, London (2012); and Karsten Schubert, London (2009). His group exhibitions include Pre-pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age, Hayward Touring (2014); D’Après Giorgio, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome (2012); Re-Generation, MACRO, Rome (2012); and Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010).