Friday, January 29, 2016

The work of an Artist and Red 277

As a bonus Nick Pearson provided a 'Gratis' session at the end of his excellent Art History course of lectures on the theme of his own work.
Who knows his work better?

The lectures held under the auspices of OPEN Ealing have all been characterised by the breadth of material and the enthusiasm of Nick.

Nick works mainly with Three-Dimensional works but also showed some of his sketches.

Nick has made clear the debt owed by Artists to those who went before and as he described his own work he too referenced his influencers (Duchamp for example) but what was also clear from the subjects he chooses and the careful way he probes them is that his work is rooted in early influences within a solid family environment.

Subjects are often domestic presented with a twist, not a dark twist but a humourists questioning  twist - what happens if you transfer the contents of a tin of pain to the outside of a tine of paint?

Why does a bedhead look like a gravestone?
Message is that -Art is all around us & this reminds me of Whistler

Nick too was able to raise some philosophical issues too - Triggers Broom was cited as an influence on one of his works.

I hope Nick continues to push himself and his work to give an artists eye to some of those domestic questions he poses himself.
A work that could be analysed?

Red 277

Out on Plot 202 and  what's redder that the tools we don't want to lose?

The Rolls-Royce of secateurs

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