An American contemporary artist, Nick Doyle is known for a varied multidisciplinary practice that often employs sculpture, painting, mechanical motion and video. He draws inspiration from media, particularly film, television, and photography, approaching it as a pop culture database full of narratives pertaining to the cultural moment.
Born in 1983, Nick Doyle lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Hunter college and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. After working for years as one of Tom Sachs’s most valued assistants and fabricators, he debited with his New York solo show in 2014. His recent exhibitions include those at Mrs Gallery, New York; Sisters of the Presentation, New York; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville; Microscope Gallery, New York; Abrons Art Center, New York; NADA Miami, Miami; Pioneer Works, New York; Phaiser Building, New York; and 41 Cooper Gallery, New York; among others.
Employing humorous and dark aesthetics, Doyle challenges and critiques contemporary culture and advanced capitalism. Understanding his work as part of the psychological landscape of media culture, he seeks to engage with a broader visual discussion. He often uses found objects in his practice, putting them through process of mutation.
Featured image: Nick Doyle - Wherever I Look All I See Is the Past, 2020 (detail). Denim, flashe on custom relief panel. 71 3/10 × 67 3/10 in. 181 × 171 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Perrotin