Lucy Nettleton is an artist based in York who primarily works within sculpture and installation, but also uses some aspects of drawing and collage within her practice. During her Fine Art studies at York St John University, she has found herself working with industrial materials such as plaster and wire. Her collages have developed alongside her sculptural work, with red, white and black being present throughout. She experiments with materials in order to create textures which force viewers to want to interact with the piece. Making sculptural obstacles is a main theme within Nettleton’s practice; the artist compels the audience to engage with her work by using it to block pathways or corridors.
Restoration through Nature
Each year Aesthetica selects an undergraduate student from York St John University for its Fine Arts Graduate Prize. The 2016 recipient, Harriet Sutcliffe, impressed judges with her contemplative video piece, Uncertainty.
Narratives of Community
Fabio Ponzio’s ‘East of Nowhere’ reveals a powerful sense of community, capturing Europe at a moment of transition and profound change.