“My work derives from memory, passage of time and the mystery that can hide in the everyday. Reverence mixed with speculation and imagination is what I draw from when creating my work. Each sculpture is purposely ambiguous in order to strengthen the viewer’s attraction to what is not easily definable. My work is simultaneously both familiar and foreign. I use the implication of functionality in order to prompt speculation on the part of the viewer. The references used range from mechanical to the biological and from the contemporary to the ancient. A disconnect from a predicable timeline facilitates each object to be viewed with a new perspective.”
Nathan Hatch grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin and received a Bachelors of Fine Art in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed the Masters of Fine Art program at the University of Kentucky in 2011. At UK Hatch served as an instructor in the Art department while focusing on public art and creating unique sculptural landscapes.
Hatch has most recently been the artist in residence for Eastern Illinois University and was a featured artist in the biennial publication of Encaustic Works 2012 and exhibition in Kingston, NY. In March and April of 2013 he was a funded artist in residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY where he continued his ongoing body of work that incorporates memory, passage of time and implied reverence as its driving themes.