ARTIST NATHANIEL RACKOWE is interviewed by NICK HACKWORTH AT ART BASEL MIAMI 2009 FOR XXXX MAGAZINE. Rackowe talks about his inspiration and concept for his scupture installation “Black Shed Expanded” created for the Art Basel Miami 2009 fair exhibited with BISCHOFF/WEISS Gallery. Nathaniel creates large-scale works that animate architectural spaces and transforms viewers into active participants. Nick Hackworth, Formerly the Contemporary Art Critic of the Evening Standard in London, Art Editor for Dazed & Confused and currently an art advisor for Quintessentially Art, talks to Nathaniel about how as an artist he explores the boundaries of physical space and movement.
Directed by Indira Cesarine and edited by John Paul Zuviate for XXXX MAGAZINE.
After obtaining his B.A. in Fine art from Sheffied Hallam University and his MFA in sculpture from The Slade School of Fine art in London; Nathaniel Rackowe emerged as a strong force in the international art scene. Exploring the boundaries of physical space and movement, Nathaniel creates large-scale works that animate architectural spaces and transforms viewers into active participants. Nathaniel utilizes low-tech ‘functional’ materials to expose unseen dimensions, visual and temporal, giving physical form to the ‘in-between’ space that they inhabit. His works have been shown in galleries throughout the world.
Nick Hackworth embarked on a new endeavor when he decided to leave art criticism to become an art dealer. Formerly the Contemporary Art Critic of the Evening Standard, as well as Art Editor for Dazed & Confused and Quintessentially magazines, after several years in the industry Nick decided to open Paradise Row. Not only has he produced several small theatrical productions within the UK and abroad, he is currently writing a book on the Chapman Brothers for Tate Publishing.