Nicholas Vaughan is a visual artist with a varied practice from sculpture to drawing and installations, often developing fictional texts to illustrate his artwork. After receiving his degree in Sculpture from Wolverhampton University (2001) he moved to London where he completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design (2002). His work has been shown in shows throughout Europe, including at The Corner House Gallery in Manchester and Imperial College in London as well as at Gliwice Museum in Poland. He is currently based in Wakefield.
His art practice is an exploration of social issues with a particular interest in communities, how they are represented and what that says about the culture they are part of. The projects Nicholas develops explore themes of cultural heritage, identity, personal memory, subversive systems, and social change (imposed or self-created). With the combination of these subjects, the artist’s aim is to make work that questions social and political issues in a language that speaks to the audience and makes them connect, rethink, or question their own concepts, drawing from their own sense of self in the environment they inhabit.
About Basement Arts Project 2020
Some believe that Brexit is just the last throes of empire, but others may see it as a thing that we are headed back towards. It is still taught in the curriculum of today, that Britain’s racist attitude abroad has always been forged and cemented by this outnumbering approach to ruling, and as a result many people still see us as naturally superior to our colonized nations. Transplanting people from their own countries and placing them in a foreign land, mostly because they were required in menial jobs. Certain politicians want to divide the split further between UK and Europe so that we can secure trade deals as freely as we did then, forgetting that being a part of a single trade market is a good thing. A return to people trafficking, trading in slaves, poached goods and the black-market. Nicholas V.