Newsprint artist Nick Georgiou is uniqueby Carolyn Classen on Dec. 06, 2010, under Arts, Life
A Visit to Nick Georgiou at his studio at 44 W. 6th Street (upstairs)
is a unique, unusual, and memorable event. His studio is absolutely filled with newsprint, not in piles, but in sculptures that he meticulously hand stitches. He moved here from New York City (where else?) about 2 years ago.
As Nick says of himself: “His sculptures breathe new life into discarded books and newspapers found on the streets and comments upon the regeneration of the printed word in contemporary society.”
To see more fantastic images by Georgiou, go to his website: www.myhumancomputer.com, or email him at email@example.com.
More in his own words:
“It isn’t hard to see that the printed word is already shaping up to be an artifact of the 21st century. Our way of interacting with text is changing. We’re losing something tangible. Georgiou’s art reflects this transformation being driven by the immediacy of media, and our addiction to the 24-hour news cycle.” Well said, Nick, for us, a 24 hour online news source and no longer a print newspaper, the Tucson Citizen.
We just saw one of his amazing pieces at the BICAS art auction last night, which was being bid on for hundreds of dollars. Here’s one below of a dog sculpture on Congress Street downtown.
Thank you Nick for recycling newsprint, as after all your art is indeed “born from news.”