Thursday 2nd February 2012 at 1.00pm
in Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42.
Throughout Paddy Hartley’s career, a constant theme of investigation in his work is the way in which the human body is changed, modified and reconfigured either by choice or circumstance. Addressing subjects such as steroid use in bodybuilding, the discourse between faith groups and biomedical research, the ethics of human cloning and conflict acquired injury. His work has taken the form of installation, ceramic, assembled objects, garment creation and modification and digital embroidery.
Most recently his Face Corset work has featured in a number of premiere fashion publications, most notably photographed by iconic British fashion Photographer Nick Knight, worn by Lady Gaga. Paddy is constantly collaborating with fellow artists, designers and photographers in the development of his facial garments.
Paddy Hartley originates from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and is a graduate of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff with a Masters Degree in Sculpture and Ceramics with Distinction. He is currently based in London’s East End.