NPA Lab | 2020
Henry Hussey is a British artist living and working in London; trained in textiles, his work explores personal and national identity in response to aggravating relationships and events. His work has been exhibited in notable exhibitions including The Textiel Biennale 2017 at Museum Rijswijk in the Hague, Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014 and the Young Talent Contemporary Prize at the Ingram Collection in 2016.
Jim Patrick makes handcrafted objects, principally from wood. Alongside more conceptual art projects, he maintains a restoration and craft-based studio practise. He was shortlisted for the Clyde & Co Art Award in 2019 – 2020.
Recording of exchange between Henry Hussey & Jim Patrick, 2020.
‘Data Kore’ (2020)
Jim Patrick makes handcrafted objects, principally from wood. Alongside more conceptual art projects, he maintains a restoration and craft-based studio practise, as both channels support and inform one another. Using traditional skills which have been practised for hundreds if not thousands of years is important. There is a direct and intuitive relationship with a natural material, and the limitations it offers. To make a beautiful object, one must have a conversation with the material, rather than purely telling it what to do. The organic and sustainable benefits are significant too, as environmental concerns do influence Jim’s practise.
‘The Best And Worst Parts Of Ourselves’ (2019)
Screen-Printed Flag, Dyed Linen, Dyed Yarn, Embroidery (165 × 95cm)
Henry Hussey is a British artist born in London in 1990 where he still resides. Hussey studied Textiles at Chelsea College of Art before completing an MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art. His work is widely respected and has been exhibited in notable exhibitions including The Textiel Biennale 2017 at Museum Rijswijk in the Hague, a solo presentation at Art Central in Hong Kong, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Royal Academy London and Volta New York and the Young Talent Contemporary Prize at the Ingram Collection in 2016. Hussey has participated in residencies at La Vallonea, Tuscany, Italy in 2018 and will participate in a residency at Palazzo Monti, Milan in 2020. His work is held in collections worldwide including Simmons & Simmons, Hogan Lovells, The Groucho Club and Soho House.