Lot 48 - Nick Carrick - Sea Swimmer
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Nick Carrick is interested in exploring the possibilities of abstraction, taking as his starting point the great British Modernists of the 20th century (Auerbach, Bacon etc).
For Nick Carrick the process of paintings plays a big part. As a starting point he makes a fast expressive fluid painting capturing chance aspects within the paint and brush work. He then adds multiple layers, reinforces the image and then distorts it through washes of paint. When dry he will then sand the surface down. This process is a physical manifestation of the memory working. Only certain things can be seen. Nick Carrick compares this to searching for gold or excavation for a treasure to be found underneath the layers.
Nick Carrick studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design (Foundation) as well as Coventry University (BA Fine Art).
During the summer in 2019, paintings on paper by Nick Carrick are touring major contemporary art museums in China as part of an exhibition called A Letter Home curated by Contemporary British Painting. He was shortlisted and exhibited in their first 2016 open show.
Nick Carrick has exhibited widely in London and the South East, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In 2015 Nick Carrick's painting "Night Shift" was selected by Tom Hammick for the Towner Gallery Exhibition "Towards Night" alongside works by Peter Doig, Julian Opie, Ken Kiff, Craigie Aitchison and many other well-established artists.
In 2006 he was a resident at the Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Canada; and in 2017 Artist in residence at Manor Laurette Bordeaux.
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