Approved: 16.08.2006

Nik Ramage

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

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.

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  • Location: Monmouth, Wales
  • Activities: Secondary education, Higher education, Lecturing, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Metalwork, Sculpture
  • Tags: kinetic, movement, scrap, absurd, found objects, assemblage, ideas, motorised, mechanical
 

Biography

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.

CV & Education

Selected Shows

2015  Workplace for the New World, Bureau Europa, Maastricht

2014  What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me, Fine Art Society, London

          Kinetica Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London

          Affordable Art Fair, London

2009-20012 Kinetica Art Fair, Ambika P3 London

2012  Sculpture Open, RWA, Bristol

2010  Mind Over Matter, Phoenix, Exeter

          Art Prize, Grand Rapids,USA

2009  Creatures Great and Small, Rove, London & Gallery A22, Budapest

2008  Domestic Appliance, Flowers East, London

 

Teaching

2013-2015 Visiting Lecturer, Middlesex University

2003- 2005 Visiting Lecturer, Central St. Martins

Primary

2011 Art of Noise workshops, 4 schools in Manchester

2009 Innovation workshops, Tindal Primary, Birmingham

2000 Artist in residence, William Tyndale, Islington