Nick Barratt

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2017

Artworks for sale: 8

United Kingdom

About Nick Barratt

 
 
  • Biography

    I think that the inspiration for my work comes from a fascination with boundaries and hidden structures. The boundaries may be physical, such as that between the sea and the shore or creating an image of a landscape using abstract language. The hidden structures could be literal, as in the girders that hold up a building or figurative such as seeing an image through a hidden layer of past-experience. As a result, the subjects of my work may seem disparate, but are tied together by the threads of an investigation of these two phenomena.

    The way I make paintings is as much driven by my enjoyment of paint as by what I am painting. I find combining drips, splashes, spatters and scrapes with areas of precisely executed brushwork exciting and the tension that it creates in my view expands a painting’s emotional spectrum.

    After graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art and working in London for many years, I have recently moved out the to the country. The move has been a great catalyst for my work and  I have found myself wanting to depict the land around me and applying a visual language originally developed in an urban environment is proving an exciting project. 
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    Event: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

    Dates: March 5, 2018 - Feb. 17, 2018

    Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, UK

    Nick Barratt is one of 83 artists from across the UK shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing. Having made the shortlist his work will be exhibited at London’s Mall Galleries from 5–17 March.

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Event: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

Dates: March 5, 2018 - Feb. 17, 2018

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, UK

Nick Barratt is one of 83 artists from across the UK shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing. Having made the shortlist his work will be exhibited at London’s Mall Galleries from 5–17 March.


 

Biography

I think that the inspiration for my work comes from a fascination with boundaries and hidden structures. The boundaries may be physical, such as that between the sea and the shore or creating an image of a landscape using abstract language. The hidden structures could be literal, as in the girders that hold up a building or figurative such as seeing an image through a hidden layer of past-experience. As a result, the subjects of my work may seem disparate, but are tied together by the threads of an investigation of these two phenomena.

The way I make paintings is as much driven by my enjoyment of paint as by what I am painting. I find combining drips, splashes, spatters and scrapes with areas of precisely executed brushwork exciting and the tension that it creates in my view expands a painting’s emotional spectrum.

After graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art and working in London for many years, I have recently moved out the to the country. The move has been a great catalyst for my work and  I have found myself wanting to depict the land around me and applying a visual language originally developed in an urban environment is proving an exciting project. 
 
 
 
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