Approved: 27.03.2007

Nick Turvey

Artist

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Approved: 27.03.2007

I like cartoons, physics, parasites, shampoo advertisements, Samuel Beckett. It amazes me to be consciousness, in a body. My practice is the process of coming to terms with this, working out what to think and how to live, drawing the viewer into experiences that are shared, visceral, emotional. Acts are what matter. Acts, things, facts, events. I'm mistrustful of language, explanations, excuses.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Residencies, Participatory projects, Public art, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Photography, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

I like cartoons, physics, parasites, shampoo advertisements, Samuel Beckett. It amazes me to be consciousness, in a body. My practice is the process of coming to terms with this, working out what to think and how to live, drawing the viewer into experiences that are shared, visceral, emotional. Acts are what matter. Acts, things, facts, events. I'm mistrustful of language, explanations, excuses. It's possible to say anything and everything. Ideas are easy. The challenge is to find a way, from the idea to an end result that is unforeseen, on which every step is a creative act. Materials already contain feelings, ideas, and history, so that making and doing are another way of thinking, using materials rather like musical instruments. I proceed by instinct and experiment.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2004 - MA course, Royal College of Art, London Solo exhibitions 2012 - Do I Know You?, ASC Windowspace, Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 2011 - Incarnate, The Print Room, London 2009 - Curved Glass, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford 2006 - Watercolour, National Glass Centre, Sunderland Group exhibitions 2012 - Interesting Times, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Leicester, LE2 2LD 2012 - OnForm 2012, Asthall Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4HW 2012 - Terneuzen Scheldeboulevard, Terneuzen, The Netherlands 2011 - Mercer Residencies exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2011 - Sculptour 2011, Beukenhof-Phoenix Gallery, Belgium 2010 - From the Darkness, Mascall's Gallery, Brighton 2010 - Sculpture Promenade, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Residencies 2007 - KHOJ residency, KHOJ Studios, Delhi, India Corporate commissions 2010 - Methuselah, Harlow Art Trust, Newhall 2009 - Eidola, City Offices, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Brian Mercer Residency Award, Studio Sem, Pietrasanta 2008 - RBS Bursary Award, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London