Approved: 16.08.2006

Nick Clark

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Painting: I am interested in the idea of how working with more traditional concerns and media - abstract painting... on a canvas... hung on a wall... (some sort of) aesthetic decision making... an awareness of the history of painting (including current practice) - can open up a critical space in an orthodoxy of expanded practices. Criticality can be directed (as always) to painting itself, it's status as A/art - is it art/is it anti-art/does it even matter...?

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Artist Statement

Painting: I am interested in the idea of how working with more traditional concerns and media - abstract painting... on a canvas... hung on a wall... (some sort of) aesthetic decision making... an awareness of the history of painting (including current practice) - can open up a critical space in an orthodoxy of expanded practices. Criticality can be directed (as always) to painting itself, it's status as A/art - is it art/is it anti-art/does it even matter...?

At present, I tend towards still being bothered to do it.

Any titles are there for means of identification; there is no intention for a title to suggest any 'meaning', although a viewer could always do this...

When working, I am concerned with issues, such as, brush size and hand/arm movement in relation to the size of the area I am working on and whether I want to actually look at the things I make.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - MA Fine Art, University of Northumbria 1991 - Postgraduate Art Scholarship, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest 1987 - PGCE Art, Secondary Education, Exeter University, Exeter 1984 - BA Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic Solo exhibitions 2009 - Recent Paintings, eh15, Jewel & Esk Valley College, Edinburgh 2005 - 100% Genuine Acrylic, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Level 2 - Back of House 2002 - Cluny Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 1998 - Surface Noise, Newcastle upon Tyne 1996 - Exhibition, X-Site Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 1995 - Exhibition, Red Herring, Newcastle upon Tyne 1994 - FMK Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1993 - Jozsefvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1993 - Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1992 - Bayeux Tapestry, Folyamat Gallery, Budapest 1990 - Exeter and Devon Arts Centre 1989 - Exeter University 1987 - Exeter and Devon Arts Centre 1986 - Long Gallery, Newcastle University Group exhibitions 2006 - Defence, Feist space, Pimlico, London 2005 - Cultural Landscapes - Trace, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University 2005 - Studio Artists, Mushroom Works, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2003 - WERC, Waygood Gallery, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2002 - Gold Gallery, Edinburgh 1999 - Decima Gallery, London 1999 - VANE: Trace - Nick Clark, James Petrucci, 2 Jesmond Road West, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1998 - Middlesbrough Open 98, Cleveland Gallery 1998 - New Perceptions, London Art House, Diorama, London 1997 - Exhibition, Red Herring, Newcastle upon Tyne 1997 - New Paintings, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1996 - Exhibition, Fusion Waygood Gallery, Newcastle 1994 - Exhibition, Folyamat Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1993 - Tondo, Jozsefvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1992 - British Embassy, Budapest, Hungary 1992 - Space-images, Budapest III Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1990 - New Art in Exeter, Spacex Gallery 1988 - Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees 1987 - New Art in Exeter, Spacex Gallery 1985 - Washington Arts Centre, Tyne and Wear 1984 - Manchester Polytechnic Fine Art students, Hacienda Club, Manchester 1982 - Manchester Academy, City Art Gallery Degree shows 2003 - MA Fine Art, Final Show, University of Northumbria 1984 - BA Fine Art Degree Show, Manchester Polytechnic Workshops 2006 - Collage workshop for 7-11 year olds, Mushroom Works, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2004 - Assistant Producer and Director - film project with Y12 Media/Art students, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Educational experience - tertiary 2003 - Figure Drawing Tutor - Y12 students, Whitley Bay High School, Tyne & Wear 2003 - Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art MA, University of Northumbria 2002 - Art Lecturer, PT - Art Foundation: Visual Studies, North Tyneside College, Tyne & Wear 1998 - Art Lecturer, PT - Art Foundation, Fine Art, South Tyneside College, South Shields, Tyne & Wear 1993 - Art Lecturer, PT - Art Foundation: Visual Studies, Fine Art, North Tyneside College, Tyne & Wear