Nick Sweetman is an independent, multidisciplinary artist from Toronto. Though his materials are based in painting, his practice has expanded to include photography, mixed media, video, installation, and urban intervention, as well as commissioned murals and illustrations. He is interested in drawing attention to physical and conceptual sites of intersection between humans and their environment, and his work questions the divisions enacted by concepts like urban space, nature, and culture. His paintings and videos have been exhibited throughout Toronto, most recently at the OCAD University Graduate Gallery where he held a solo exhibition of his thesis work in the Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design program (Digital Adaptations). This work involved painting and photography, as well as found objects and other unconventional materials (lint, mulch, sand, felt, coffee grounds, etc.) gathered from his surroundings. This spring and summer he will be taking part in the Leadership Training in Mural Making certificate program offered by Mural Routes.
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