Approved: 01.02.2007

Colin Nicholas


Approved: 01.02.2007

Chromatic memos and expression:

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  • Location: Norwich, East
  • Contexts: Public art
  • Artforms: Drawing, Environment, Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: 2d, acrylic on board, non - figurrative, one of a series, acrylic painting, non-figurrative, acrylic paintng, one of a series, 3d object, constructed sculpture, abstract sculpture, untreated blockboard, wall based sculpture, non-figurrative sculpture, a sculpture with three components

Artist Statement

Chromatic memos and expression:

For many years my professional practice as a sculptor and painter was summarised by a large collection of 35mm glass-mounted slides. The advantage of reversal film was that it offered a demanding common standard for exposure and projection of reproduced art works. Now, of course, my visual records and casual  photographic notes are all digital files filtered by Photoshop tools. So to re-light my experience of an obsolecsent colour saturated film technology I have begun re-imagining selected digital snaps and scans in acrylic on linen paintings that reference aspects of photography but are neither facimilies nor diigital mediations.

CV & Education

2016 'PING' paintings selected by Jeffrey Dennis from a submission by Paint Club East members, The Minories Gallery, Colchester.

2014 'Places and Landscapes' East Contemporary Art Collection, Waterfront Gallery Ipswich

2014 'Paintings by Colin Nicholas' Thirteen A St Augustines Street, Norwich NR3 3BY

2013 'Framed 10' 1997 aquired by the East Comtemporary Art Collection, Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, UK.

Solo exhibition 

2000 - Framed by Colin Nicholas, Foyer Gallery, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham

Selected group exhibitions

2001 - British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East Gallery, London 1999 - Celebration, Huntarian Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow 1994 - Colin Nicholas and Trevor Sutton, The Norwich Gallery, Norwich 1994 - Shaped Paintings - Painted Shapes, Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany 1980 - 8+8, Annely Juda Fine Art, London 1976 - Summer Show 5, Serpentine Gallery, London


Higher Diploma in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL 1971- 1973.

Diploma in Art & Design 1st Hons, Ravensbourne College of Art & Design 1968 -1971. 

Basic and Foundation Courses, Rochdale College of Art 1966 - 1968