Nigel Ash   

Artist’s Statement

I work primarily in stone as this corresponds with my interest in geology, fossils and architectural and historical artefacts.

I am interested in the geometry of forms suggested by the features and structures of technology and architecture, such as gothic fan vaulting.

I also draw inspiration from organic forms such as fossils. This in turn connects to the inspiration I draw from geological structures such as crystals and rock formations.

I would like my work to evoke impressions of geological, biological and cultural remnants.

My work is abstract (or semi-abstract) and untitled. The audience is presented with sculptural forms with no obvious title or prescribed identity. This may help viewers to form their own personal impressions of the sculptures in terms of their meanings and associations.

I am interested in the way that my sculptures can trigger memories of sensations, images and artefacts from the amalgam of memories and impressions which we form as we filter our perceptions of the world and the mass of information we receive.

                                          

                                                                     Education and Training

 

2017-2018   Masters in Fine Art                             Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff.

2008-2009   P.G.C.E. Art and Design                     Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff.

1988-1991   B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Fine Art         SGIHE (now Cardiff Met.), Cardiff

1987-1988   Art Foundation Course                       SGIHE (now Cardiff Met.), Cardiff

                                                        

                                                                Exhibitions and Commissions

I have been producing sculptures and exhibiting them continuously since 1999.

Various exhibitions around the country include: The Washington Gallery in Penarth, Wrexham Arts Centre, Parc Glynllifon near Caernarfon, The National Eisteddfod Of Wales, The Atkinson Gallery in Street, The Red Gallery in Hull, The Royal West Of England Academy in Bristol. The Savill Garden in Windsor and the Sculpture Park near Farnham.

2010   Commissioned to produce painting of a historical event for the Canadian High Commissioner.

2005   Commissioned to design a memorial for Italian internees, Chepstow.