Nigel Bird

    Nigel Bird studied sculpture and printmaking at Loughborough College of Art and Design and is based in southern France. He taught fine art for many years in the South West of England where he also held several solo exhibitions, including at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton (1999), Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis (2007), and Chard Art, Somerset. Recent group shows include 'Grit' at Arthouse 1, London (2016), The Art Movement, London (2016), and 'Fault Lines', Edinburgh Art Festival (2017). He exhibited at the London Art Fair in 2012 and 2013, 'Works on Paper' fair at the Science Museum, London in 2013, the Affordable Art Fair in 2012, and the London Art Fair with The Drawing Works in 2018. In 2011 he was commissioned to produce a major drawing for the Corinthia Hotel in London.

    Statement
    Much of my work originates from landscape – the nature and character of a place and its spiritual significance – as well as from the process of making. Rather than colours, I rely on the innate colour of black pastel, charcoal and Indian ink, all of which can create debris which I sometimes integrate into the composition of the image and contributes to its meaning. My work is often large in scale and reflects the physical exertion of mark-making.

    Links
    www.nigel-bird.com

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    Piston Petals, 2015, white gloss paint, carbon deposits and water on cardboard, 98 x 75 cm

    Piston Petals, 2015, white gloss paint, carbon deposits and water on cardboard, 98 x 75 cm

     

    Horizon, 2017, soot and water on paper, 96 x 67 cm

    Horizon, 2017, soot and water on paper, 96 x 67 cm

     

    Curtain Remade, 2017, ink and water on paper, 90 x 90 cm

    Curtain Remade, 2017, ink and water on paper, 90 x 90 cm

     

    Flock 2, 2016, ink on paper, 80 x 80 cm

    Flock 2, 2016, ink on paper, 80 x 80 cm

     

    Curtain, 2015, ink on paper, 97 x 76 cm

    Curtain, 2015, ink on paper, 97 x 76 cm

     

    Landmarks Sequel, 2014, pen on paper, 118 x 63 cm

    Landmarks Sequel, 2014, pen on paper, 118 x 63 cm

     

    Levels, 2014, white gloss paint and carbon deposits on paper, 50 x 40 cm

    Levels, 2014, white gloss paint and carbon deposits on paper, 50 x 40 cm

     

    Touch 3, 2015, charcoal on paper, 128 x 94 cm

    Touch 3, 2015, charcoal on paper, 128 x 94 cm

     

    Landmarks Settlement, 2015, pen on paper, 110 × 74 cm

    Landmarks Settlement, 2015, pen on paper, 110 × 74 cm

     

    Found in Execution, 2016, ink on paper, 88 x 98 cm

    Found in Execution, 2016, ink on paper, 88 x 98 cm

     

    I Now Know More About What Happens When I Do It Lots of Times, 2016, ink on paper, 77 x 77 cm

    I Now Know More About What Happens When I Do It Lots of Times, 2016, ink on paper, 77 x 77 cm

     

    Squares, 2016, pencil, white gloss paint and water on paper, 107 x 68 cm

    Squares, 2016, pencil, white gloss paint and water on paper, 107 x 68 cm

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