NEXT EXHIBITION

Nick is a finalist in the LCA Prize 2017. The exhibition runs 26th January - 26th February at London Contemporary Art, The Basement, 32 Store Street, London. WC1E 7BS.

APPROACH

Nick's current paintings are based on figures taken out of their environments (usually by collaging random photos) and combined in new contexts. These contexts are often the backgrounds of other photos taken from the internet. The aim is to see if the figures resonate in some unexpected way with their new environments.

When an unexpected tension between the figures within these environments is chanced upon (sometimes implying a narrative) a painting is made based on the collage.

'The process seems to me a useful way of circumventing a predictable or conscious approach to grouping figures. I like to discover the reasons for their presence together as the collage or final picture progresses. I also want to allow the paint to dictate the direction the picture takes. I try therefore to leave the preparatory collages quite unresolved so that discoveries can be made in the final picture.'
New pictures are posted to Nick's Twitter and Instagram accounts.      Instagram

VIDEO

Watch a film by Alex Forster of Nick talking in his studio about his work.

STUDIO

Nick's studio is in The Bomb Factory, Archway, London.

BIOGRAPHY

Exhibitions:
Krilova Stelfox Gallery, London
Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Christie's, St James's, London
Espacio Ribborn, Barcelona
Teatro Riereta, Barcelona
The Century Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Panorama Gallery, Barcelona
Can Felipe, Barcelona

Illustration:
Nationwide poster campaign for M & C Saatchi (commended in Creative Review)
Lurzers International Archive 2004 and the Design and Art Direction Annual 2005
Bogey Magazine (cover)
Adrenalin Magazine (runner up 2005 Magazine Awards Illustration Award)
Flush Magazine
The Stool Pigeon

Educated: Edinburgh College of Art (B.A. Painting), Winchester School of Art (M.A. Fine Art).