The aim of my work is to draw attention to the bizarre nature of our existence in which we have an insatiable drive to improve while simultaneously living within bodies that are in constant decay. Using the discarded detritus of society in chorus with materials such as polyurethane foam and second-hand textiles, I create heroic yet tragic monuments devoted to a human race that is trapped in an incomplete and fractured world. Clothing and more is mixed with forms that mimic the juicy nature of organs and bodily fluids, mixed with wet candy and bubble gum. This sludge of attraction and revulsion serves as glue that assembles, sometimes foreign, parts in a manner focused on drawing life out of gestures resulting in the sacrifice of a sense of wholeness. The result being seductive and tortured characters that permanently exist halfway from somewhere to nowhere.
artist’s website: www.andrewnigon.com