Robert Nicol


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Year 2020
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 20.7
Nominated by Amy Smith

About the work

This is an imagined landscape based on drawings made while at the Plantation Garden in Norwich. The garden is a Victorian transformation of an old chalk quarry just outside the city walls, a grand country house garden in miniature. The characters and happenings emerged in the re-drawing process.

About the artist:

Born 1980 London, Robert Nicol lives and works in London. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art (2004); Royal College of Art (2007); and the Institute of Education.

Nicol has worked on a range of national and international illustration projects producing editorial, book jacket and public art images. While working Nicol enjoys recurrent themes of the figure in the landscape, fear, existence, construction, human society, humour and the surreal.

Selected solo exhibitions include Vous et Ici, GALLERY, Amsterdam (2013); Erebus and Terror, Cole, London (2012); Breaking Wheel, Cole, London (2010); and Fulham Palace Commission, The Fulham Palace Gallery, London (2008). Selected group exhibitions include In Paper We Trust, The Dot Project, London (2017); Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, Flowers East, London (2013); Stranger, Flowers East, London (2013); Necessarily True, Garage, Rotterdam (2012); A Private Affair, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (2012); Art Rotterdam, Cole, London (2012); Manchester Contemporary, Cole, London (2011); Scenery and Landscape, 37PK, Haarlem (2012); Wit, Fear and Sarcasm, The Fine Art Society, London (2011); Art Hong Kong, Cole, London (2011); Art Amsterdam, Art Consultancy Tanya Rumpff, Amsterdam (2011); and Cloak & Dagger, Edgar Modern, Bath (2008).

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