Approved: 23.09.2007

Nigel Bird

Artist, Maker

Approved: 23.09.2007

CONCEPTS Much of my work originates from Landscape and the natural environment. My recent work is as much to do with the process of making as it is about I see, hear, smell, taste, feel or touch. The content of my work is in the form, is in the nature of making. I do not use colours; instead I rely upon using the raw innate colour of black pastel, charcoal, Indian ink carbon deposits and cold water.

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  • Location: Maureilhan
  • Activities: Residencies, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Environment, Graphics, Mixed Media, Public Art
  • Tags: landscape, landmarks, features, place, abstact, graphic, process, making, surfaces
 

Biography

CONCEPTS Much of my work originates from Landscape and the natural environment. My recent work is as much to do with the process of making as it is about I see, hear, smell, taste, feel or touch. The content of my work is in the form, is in the nature of making. I do not use colours; instead I rely upon using the raw innate colour of black pastel, charcoal, Indian ink carbon deposits and cold water. Gratefully graphic, the nature of the stimulus informs the method of making. INLUENCES Principals of Wabi Sabi. Spaces; open and vast, the sounds of the natural environment.; of weather. Landscapes; surfaces naturally corroded and eroded. Flowing water; reflections, rhythms and sounds. The Sun; heat and wind. Fires; I saw bushfires in Australia lit by the indigenous peoples of the Northern Territories; the smell and shapes of the smoke; the shapes and forms of the ash left behind. Foot prints made by animal and human. Art by Eduardo Chilada (Eulogy to the Horizon), Richard Serra, Ad Reinhardt, David Nash, Frank Stella, Carl Andre, Nevile Gabie, John Carter, John Virtue and the Papunya Tula Group of Artists of Central and Western Australia Aspects of Archaeology and Architecture. Oscar Schlemmer`s Triadic Ballet.

CV & Education

2016  - Camden Image Gallery, The Drawing Works, (curated by Davina Thackara) - Drawings

         - Private Commission - France 

2016  - Arthouse 1, Bermondsey, London - Group Exhibition "Grit" (curated by Jane Boyer)               - Drawings

2016  - The Art Movement, Battersea, London - Drawings

2015  - L`Ancienne Forge, Siran, France - Drawings

         - Private Sales to collectors in USA and Hong Kong, Greece and Switzerland

2014  - Le Coin d'Art, Olonzac, France - Drawings

2013  - London Art Fair, Islington - Drawings

         - Works on Paper, Science Museum, London - Drawings

2012  - London Art Fair, Islington - Drawings

         - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London - Drawings

         - Olympics Exhibition - The Avenue, London - Drawings

2011  - Commission - Corintha Hotel, London - Drawings

2010  - Private Commission - France

2009  - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

2008  - Somerset Art Week

         - Whitstaunton Manor, Collection of Stuart Moore (stuartmoore.com)

         - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

2007  - The Gallery, Hooked on Books, Chard - Drawings

         - The Depot, Leicester - Drawings

         - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

         - Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis - Drawings

2006  - Honiton Arts, Honiton - Sculpture

         - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

2005  - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

2004  - The Gallery, Hooked on Books, Chard - Drawings

2003  - The Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster - Drawings

         - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

2002  - Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis - Drawings

2001  - The Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster - Drawings

1999  - Taunton Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre - Drawings

1998  - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Somerset - Drawings

1996 - "Sightlines" Honition Festival, Devon - Drawings