Nicola Plant's practice crosses disciplines of architecture, sculpture and drawing to create linear structures with bold colours and geometric shapes. The wooden sculptures are reminiscent of childhood games as they have a tactile aesthetic, inviting the viewer to play. The combination of hand made and industrial qualities give the sculptures a unique style. Inspiration for the work is drawn from the familiarity of modernist architecture in urban landscape.
Recent work invites interaction from the viewer to play with and reconfigure the component parts of the sculptures. The sculptures have no fixed composition allowing many configurations to be made and reassembled.
Positioning the work in the public realm allows for chance encounters for a wide audience to experience. The work has previously been shown in a public park were visitors reassembled the sculptures. The bright colours and angular shapes used give an interruption and opportunity to react to a public space in a renewed way.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2011 - MA Visual Art: Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2007 - PGCE Secondary Art & Design, Institute of Education, University of London, London
2005 - BA Hons Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, UCE, Birmingham
2011 - MA Fine Art Camberwell Exhibition Project, Gasworks, London
2011 - Sculptural Drawing Project, The Woodmill, Neckinger Depot, London
2010 - Bedizzened, APT Gallery, Deptford, London
2011 - MA Visual Art: Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts
2011 - Family art workshops , Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Lane, London
Educational experience - early years
2008 - Artist Facilitator, Various early years settings for Herefordshire Council, Herefordshire
Educational experience - tertiary
2008 - Lecturer, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford