Lot 194 - Nicholas Wyatt - Before Titian
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Dr. Nicholas Wyatt is a founder member of Cubitt, an artist-run gallery and studios in London which has gained international recognition and receives public funding.
Nicholas Wyatt’s paintings, explore how narratives of presence are communicated in painting with particular reference to the reception aesthetics of certain key examples of Baroque religious iconography.
Nicholas has exhibited at Arnolfini, Bristol; Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf; Academia Italiana, London, Gallerie de Rijk, Netherlands and Basilica Santa Anastasia Al Palatino, Rome. He has shown work with Peter Doig, Petra van Harte, Tacita Dean, Mariele Neudecker, Neal Tait, Henriette van t'Hoog, Uwe Esser, Howard Rogers, Nelson Diplexcito and Jan Kolata. His work in public collections includes CCR Collection, Palazzo Calista, The Vatican and Stadt Sparkasse Bank, Dusseldorf and private collections in UK, Netherlands and Germany.
He has curated international exhibitions - Crosscurrents, the Netherlands, 1993; Sconfinamenti, Italy 1995-97; After the Endgame - New Abstraction, Amsterdam 2008. In 1997 with Simon Morley he founded The Friedrich Society (an artist debating society on the legacy of German Romanticism in contemporary practice) and co-curated the Wreck of Hope exhibition at The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust, London. He has given conference papers in his area of research at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Loughborough University.
1981 -4 Central St. Martins School of Art, London. BA Hons Fine Art (Painting)
2009-2015. PhD. Loughborough University. Thesis (practice-based): The Christian Image & Contemporary British Painting. (The communication of Meaning and Experience in Religious Paintings)
2021 The Art of Painting, Copeland Gallery, London
2017 Angels & The City, Cubitt Salon #10, Cubitt, London ( Petra van Harte)
2017 Basilica Santa Anastasia al Palatino, Rome,
2014 Nicholas Wyatt. Loughborough University. (solo)
2013 Research as Practice. Beaconsfield Gallery, London.
2008 True Romance, Galerie Anton, The Hague.
2007 After the Endgame-New Abstraction. R.C. de Ruimte, Amsterdam
2005 Nicholas Wyatt Showcase nl. Amsterdam. (solo)
2003 Nicholas Wyatt. Galerie de Rijk, The Hague.
2003. Lonely this Christmas. James Windsor Art, London
2000.Nicholas Wyatt. Azul Galerie, The Hague. (solo),
2000 The Wreck of Hope. The Nunnery Gallery, London.
1999. Where do You Want to Go Today? Cubitt ,London (Petra van Harte)
1997 Sconfinamenti. Accademia Italiana, London
1996 Grosse Kunst Austellung, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
1996 Nicholas Wyatt. Ateliers Hoherweg, Dusseldorf (solo)
1996 The Question of Scale. Arnolfini , Bristol.
1991 Hearts Desire. Knapp Gallery, London (solo)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The paintings I have submitted for AOAP Winter Auction 2021 - 'Before Titian' and 'The Dream of the Jesuit' - are examples of my current painting practice, which relate two systems of thought routinely dissociated by modern secular concepts and values: religion and aesthetics. The paintings propose an intervention, not in what is generally regarded as a defunct system of vision - religious imagery - but an intervention in the discourses of a contemporary visual system: - the contemporary painted image. My paintings explore the communication of meaning and experience in religious paintings (the visionary, the religious ecstatic). My painting process quotes the devotional imagery of the European altarpiece form (particularly El Greco), and conflates those historical idioms with contemporary secular visual systems such as fashion photography and cinema.
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