Nicholas Mancini

2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence

Artist Statement

I am captivated by the sensation of the surreal within the ordinary. My subject matter develops out of my immediate surroundings and people closest to me. The origin of an image can be something as simple as walking through a plant shop, a newly acquired shirt, an old envelope rediscovered. More important than these catalysts is how they develop and grow through the making process. What is added, what is buried, what remains and what is finally revealed is the true subject of my work. It is this process that feels most akin to perception, a mixture of observations, memories and inventions. My hope is that my viewer questions how one sees, what information one absorbs and how one interprets space.