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Nick Collerson Clayton Utz 2018

 

Nick Collerson

In Dreams

Clayton Utz Art Partnership 2018

 

Even if I could I wouldn’t want to tell you what my paintings mean, if I did there would be no reason to look at them. What I can say is that my paintings are made up of the lineaments of seeing, that I consider the poetics, or play of meaning in painting, before illusion or demonstrations of skill.

The way I approach making of paintings is much the same as the Mullah Nasruddin approaches ornithology in the following folk tale,  

One day the Nasrudin Found a weary falcon sitting on his window-sill. He had never seen a bird like this before. ‘you poor thing,’ he said, ‘however did you get into such a state?’

He clipped the falcon’s talons and cut its beak straight, and trimmed its feathers. ‘Now you look more like a bird,’ said Nasrudin.

My painting is essentially improvisational, beginning with finding some part of our world, usually form my environment, the streets around near where I work or some obscure corner of the internet, then finding out how it fits with painting.

My aim is not to be willfully obscure, instead, I consider what I am doing as making art.

NICK COLLERSON

In Dreams, 2017

oil on linen

167.7 x 183 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Long Painting, 2016

oil on linen

152.4 x 137 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Corner, 2017

oil on canvas

153 x 137.5 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Green Painting, 2017

oil on linen

137 x 152 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Pavement, 2016

oil on linen

61 x 56 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Portrait Painting, 2017

oil on linen

51 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Dance, 2017

oil on linen

137.5 x 183 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Mattress, 2017

oil on linen

137 x 152 cm

NICK COLLERSON

My Shirt, 2017

oil on linen

56 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Pet Portrait, 2017

oil on linen

92 x 102 cm

NICK COLLERSON

A Fan, 2017

oil on linen

71 x 82 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Pile of Dirt, 2017

oil on linen

137 x 198 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Glasses, 2017

oil on linen

71 x 103 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Paint, 2017

oil on linen

46 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Nothing, 2017

oil on linen

38 x 51 cm

NICK COLLERSON

A Potato, 2017

oil on linen

41 x 56 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Dog, 2017

oil on linen

66 x 92 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Nature Store, 2017

oil on linen

167.7 x 183 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Alien, 2017

oil on linen

82 x 97 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Blue, 2017

oil on linen

51 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Picture, 2017

oil on canvas

51 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Border Collie, 2017

oil on linen

167.7 x 183 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Paint and Brush, 2017

oil on linen

61 x 46 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Robot, 2017

oil on linen

61 x 46 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Bubbles, 2017

oil on linen

51 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Grasshopper, 2017

oil on linen

51.5 x 61 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Certainly, 2017

oil on linen

71.6 x 92 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Night, 2017

167.7 x 183 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Heater, 2017

oil on linen

81 x 97 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Flowers, 2017

oil on linen

81 x 97 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Sea Monster, 2017

oil on linen

84 x 102 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Man Undressing, 2017

oil on linen

137 x 112 cm

NICK COLLERSON

Veneer Room, 2016

oil on linen

137 x 152.4 cm