28 Wellesley St E, Toronto, Ontario
Play, in the sense of impulsive, unstructured exploration, is an important part of artist Nick Sweetman’s process – leading to unexpected, often exciting discoveries. Appreciating the by-products of his methods (the build-up of wayward spills and splatters on surfaces other than the intended canvas) as much as the work he is focused on creating, each canvas in Sweetman’s Artist at Work series was designed to accompany another pre-existing painting. Each tells a re-imagined story of its creation by suggesting an environment for the miniature artist at work that has been created and/or changed by the creative process. The series plays with interpretation of the methods and processes that go into a piece of art, and the child-like awe the artist feels in looking at the results of such exploration.
Nick Sweetman is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto whose practice has explored painting and its intersection with photography, video, installation, mixed media, and urban intervention. He has exhibited in galleries around Toronto since 2011, completing his MFA in ...
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