Nick Madden was born in 1978 and raised in Mableton, Georgia. He studied drawing and painting and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia in 2002. Since then he has been creating works of art, teaching art to elementary school students, and living in Decatur, Georgia with his wife and many animals.
His work is about machines and funny little objects that move, interact, struggle, and eventually break down. Much like the parts of the human body, these creations complete tasks that are alternately silly, crucial, and pointless. Clusters do battle, wooden gears creek and chatter, colors explode. Touch it and smile at it. Because one day it will all disappear.