20 Feb 2018 | 09:30 am | 1 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed sculptor Nick Hornby as its new ‘Artist in Residence’. Hornby will be working on site in the firm's London headquarters, interacting with all staff and creating sculptural interventions throughout the building for the duration of 2018. This will include a series of displays in the main foyer and in client areas. He previously displayed one of his works in the firm in 2017.
David Isaac, Partner and head of Pinsent Masons' Art Committee says:
"I'm really pleased to offer our colleagues and visitors the opportunity to enjoy Nick Hornby's work once again. Nick immerses himself in his subjects and his sculptures will be inspired by interactions and conversations with all our staff. Nick is extremely accessible and his work was extremely popular last year. I know there will be significant interest in working with Nick again."
"I'm delighted to have this opportunity to work within the context of a law firm, seeing the building as both an ad-hoc studio space as well as an exhibiting opportunity - testing artworks in this non-gallery setting. I look forward to spending time talking with lawyers and learning from their vast collective knowledge – what it means to judge an artwork."
The residency will last for 12 months, and was organised with the assistance of independent art consultant Maggie O'Regan. O’Regan, founder of InSitu Art Consultants and adviser to the Pinsent Masons Art Committee, says:
"Through the residency Pinsent Masons provide a very valuable platform for artists to continue to produce new work, engaging in a creative exchange that is beneficial for all participants, including visitors to the London office."
This is the fourth residency since its inception in 2013. Previous artists in residence at Pinsent Masons have included the printmaker Paul Catherall, photographer Rachel Louise Brown and filmmaker Rory Waudby-Tolley.
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