Photo: Nik Ramage in Monmouth, Wales

Nik Ramage

Artist, Teacher

I make machines that move or look like they might. Not useful machines but sculptural ones: with foibles and flaws, ticks and squeaks, overcomplicated and under achieving.

Some require the viewer to set them in motion; others have a life of their own. They are made from a motley collection of disparate parts, embracing the lost and the broken, machine parts and domestic objects. These are machines born of ideas but skirting around utility. Machines suffused with the human condition, absurd and uncertain.

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Location Monmouth, Wales
Activities Secondary education, Higher education, Lecturing, Private commissions, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Metalwork, Sculpture
Tags kinetic, movement, scrap, absurd, found objects, assemblage, ideas, motorised, mechanical

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