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Nicholas de Serra
updated: 06/10/2011
website: www.nicholasdeserra.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Marking Time
Balancing the Books
Balance Transfer
Needle in the Groove Pt 1
Needle in the Groove Pt 2
Needle in the Groove Pt 3
Transferal 1
Transferal 2
Elephant in the Room Pt 2
Gap Fill
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, obsessive, political, social criticism, repetition
 
 
Marking Time by Nicholas de Serra
Marking Time
Silver and Pencil on prepared Fabriano
2010
12.8" x  18.7" 
Balancing the Books by Nicholas de Serra
Balancing the Books
Silver and pencil on Fabriano
2010
13.4 13.7 " x  18.7 18.4 " 
Balance Transfer by Nicholas de Serra
Balance Transfer
Silver and Pencil on prepared Fabriano
2010
13.4 " x  18.7 " 
Needle in the Groove Pt 1 by Nicholas de Serra
Needle in the Groove Pt 1
Silver on prepared Fabriano
2009
9.4" x  13.4" 
Needle in the Groove Pt 2 by Nicholas de Serra
Needle in the Groove Pt 2
Silver and Pencil on prepared Fabriano
2009/10
9.4 " x  13.4 " 
Needle in the Groove Pt 3 by Nicholas de Serra
Needle in the Groove Pt 3
Silver on prepared Fabriano
2010
9.4" x  13.4" 
Transferal 1 by Nicholas de Serra
Transferal 1
Silver and Pencil on prepared Fabriano
2010
9.4 " x  13.4 " 
Transferal 2 by Nicholas de Serra
Transferal 2
Silver and Pencil on prepared Fabriano
2010
12.9 " x  18.9 " 
Elephant in the Room Pt 2 by Nicholas de Serra
Elephant in the Room Pt 2
Pencil on Fabriano
2011
19.7" x  27.8" 
Gap Fill by Nicholas de Serra
Gap Fill
Pencil on Fabriano
2010
15.9 " x  27.8 " 

Artist Statement

Socially and Politically motivated after studying stock markets for over 10 years. Greed, Fear, and Corporatism are the rocks that I like to kick against when in the studio.

Titles become metaphors for your own interpretation. 'Intent' is the hub from which the spokes or other aspects of my work radiate.

All else depends on what you the viewer decide to bring to the party. 

Artist Bio / CV

Complete Bio/CV can be found on my website

1968  Born Sussex, UK

1986-87 Bournemouth and Poole College of Art, Foundation    

1987-90  Winchester School of Art, Painting BA (Hons)

2003-07  Making 'Time out' count

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2000  Touched by Time  Bridport Art Centre, Dorset, UK
1999  Touched by Time  Nagan Johnson Design, London
1998  Recent Paintings   Browns Associates, London
1997  Distortions  Rocket Gallery, London W1

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010  Ludlow Summer Exhibition  Shropshire
2009  Ludlow Summer Exhibition  Shropshire
2009  Group Show  The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art
2009  London Art Fair  Bendintheriver Gallery
2007  10th Anniversary Show  Bendintheriver Gallery, Gainsborough, Lincs
2003  Art Loan Collection  Bournemouth University
2002  Music  Sherborne House Dorset
2001  Six Abstract Painters  Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath
2001  Drawings by Gallery Artists and Paintings by Nicholas de Serra  Gallery Niklas Von Bartha, London
2000  Underlying Perfection  Gallery Fine, London
1999  London Art Fair   Eagle Gallery
1999  Group Show  Eagle Gallery, London
1997  Short Life  Old Leadworks, Bristol
1997  Three Painters, Three Languages  Rocket Gallery, London
1997  Nicholas de Serra and David Harding  Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1996  Summer Exhibition  Blue Gallery, London
  
Awards
1998  South West Arts Board Annual Award
1995  New Art in the South West  Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1994  The Art Show Open  Alexandra Palace, London
1993  P&O European Ferries Travel Award
1993  Daler Rowney Ltd., Materials Award
1993  The Prince’s Trust, Financial Award

Selected Bibliography
2002  The Sticks  August edition front cover
2000  Underlying Perfection  Martin Herbert                           2000  Favourite Object  Aoife O’Riodain  The Independent   1998  Art Under £1000  Sarah Weir  Art Review                    1997  Art Extra  Richard Ingleby  The Independent

1997  Hot Tickets  Tim Lusher  Evening Standard                      1997 Eye on the New  Richard Ingleby  The Independent 

Publications
2010  LSE Catalogue
2009  LSE Catalogue
2003  Art Loan Collection  Bournemouth University
2001  Six Abstract Painters  Exhibition Catalogue, Six Chapel Row, Bath
1997  Nicholas de Serra, Paintings  Text by Marina Vaizey