Nick Hersey

Nick Hersey

Nick Hersey is a British born painter, printmaker and designer who has lived in London, Sao Paulo, Thailand and Shanghai and who now resides near Sheffield, UK. His work exploits figurative and narrative methods, often combined with typography, symbolism and semiotics of urban cultures such as graff, rave and skate, and explores the individual’s struggle to find a ‘voice, character and purpose’ in the context of a digitally connected consumer society.

Nick studied Illustration at Kingston University, London before taking his skills into the world of graphic design, where he explored the power of images and typography for a variety of top clients for a prominent London Ad Agency. His first exhibition in 2000 – an installation of ‘live paintings’ in London’s Shoreditch, reflected this relationship between image and text, and attempted to expose the creative process behind an artistic theme.