Nicholas Hatfull

Late March Sky

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Year 2020
Medium Acrylic on Fabriano paper
Dimensions 21.4 x 30 cm

About the work

One of a number of studies of contrails and skies made since 2018, Late March Sky differs from iPad drawings and larger oil paintings of the same subject in that it is a ‘one-shot’ study in acrylic. Made in the artist’s kitchen from observation, it translates impressions of a changing sky – dark evening clouds ushering out a pristine afternoon – into a vigorous shorthand sketch. Studies such as this provided information for paintings exhibited at a recent solo exhibition at Josh Lilley.

About the artist:

Born Tokyo 1984, Nicholas Hatfull lives and works in London. Graduated from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (2006); Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools (2011); and Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, British School of Rome (2012).

Nicholas Hatfull is a painter of modern life primarily concerned with containers, textures, stains, fabrics and symbols. His paintings are synecdoches and trifles at the same time, a slideshow of impressions slowly fusing into a larger form.

Hatfull’s works can be found in public and private collections including Saatchi Gallery, The Hiscox, Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection and Hood Museum of Art.

Selected exhibitions include Ed Ecco a Voi . . ., Josh Lilley, London (2020); Thermals of the Heart, The Club, Tokyo (2019); Fun House, Josh Lilley, London (2018); Dallas Art Fair, Josh Lilley, London (2018); Parallax Scrolling, Breese Little, London (2017); First Utterance, Winterfeldtstr. 31, Berlin (2016); Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London (2016); FOLLY, Emalin, Stirling (2016); Through The Wall, Nicholas Hatfull and Victor Willing, Josh Lilley, London (2015); Group Show, Studio_Leigh, London (2015); An Argument for Difference, TSA New York, New York (2015); Longing For Leisure, Open Space Gallery, Baltimore (2015); Tall Grass (Expert Pruning In Ethiopia), Josh Lilley, London (2014); Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age, Hayward Touring exhibition (2014); Re-generation, MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2013); Solo River Grave, Peles Empire, London (2012); Il Bagno, Peles Empire, London (2011); and Newspeak – British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (2011).

Awards include selection as the Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture at the British School in Rome in 2011–2012.

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