STANDING WALKING SITTING LYING
New paintings and prints by
31 March to 21 April 2012
Zimmer Stewart Gallery is pleased to welcome back to the gallery Nick Bodimeade with a new body of paintings and woodcuts.
Nick Bodimeade is a painter of everyday life. His subjects in the past have included dogs, trucks, sheds, chairs, lorries and motorways.
In recent work he has concentrated on the beach, a subject with a long term fascination for him. He says “A beach is like a blank canvas, re-colonised each day by the people who congregate there, always changing, but with discernible patterns. Its visual structure developing as individuals and groups respond to terrain, weather, and the available space”.
James Stewart, Gallery Director says “Beaches are a theme we can all relate to, they are spaces where we have had fun and so the images evoke memories: we have all done our own standing, walking, sitting and lying.”
For Nick this is important, he feels the viewer therefore meets the paintings half-way, the visual ground work done. Composition is important in all of these works, Nick Bodimeade encourages the viewer to move his/her eye over the painting using diagonals, horizontals, negative/positive space as well as focal points.
Light also plays a pivotal role in the works, with shadows and highlights, with clever use of paint strokes, Nick actually makes us feel the heat of the day and shimmer in the air!
Nick Bodimeade is also an accomplished printmaker and has recently produced several series of prints, most recently the series of six large Beach woodcuts to be shown in this exhibition.
Nick Bodimeade teaches fine art on the University course at Northbrook College. He lives and paints at the foot of the South Downs by the banks of the river Ouse near Lewes, Sussex and his work is regularly shown in solo and group exhibitions in London and the South (at the Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden; Portminster Gallery, St Ives; St Anne’s Gallery, Lewes and Chalk Hill Contemporary, Guildford as well as being a regular at the Affordable Art Fairs in London).
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
A contemporary gallery established in 2003 showing new work by emerging and established artists through an on going programme of eight to ten exhibitions each year. The work on show includes paintings, original prints, ceramics, sculpture and textiles.
From May 2012 we enter our tenth year.
For more information or images please contact James Stewart directly on 01903 885 867 or visit our website at http://www.zimmerstewart.co.uk select “Exhibitions” or “Artists” pages.
Published 21st February 2012
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