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23 Mar 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Nick Bodimeade

Fire Mountain

In the winter of 2014 I travelled across the southern states of America, mostly hugging the gulf of Mexico, but longing for some mountains, I headed north for a while and explored the snow dusted, fire and wind ravaged, Ponderosa Pine forested hillsides near Sedona, Arizona. Finding in the landscape there, qualities glimpsed before, but not taken advantage of, in New Zealand and Australia. It was something to do with how the landscape seemed to a drawing of itself, in the way a tree can often look like both a tree and a diagram of a tree, or scaffolding a drawing of the building to which it is attached. The subject seemed to have done much of the work for me; all I had to do was move my hand in response to it. This relationship between a thing and its representation is a central concern, and one constantly explored through the too and fro between my interests in process based abstraction and photographically derived representation. The Fire Mountain and Sedona paintings sitting firmly in the middle of these approaches.

The processes of wind, fire and snow having their equivalents in the layering of brushing, spraying, scrubbing, blotting and drawing that make the work.

Seville From Giralda

The roof tops of Seville viewed from the Giralda, bell tower of the cathedral, is a subject I have returned to many times. The relationship between the chaotic shanty town of store rooms and roof terraces built upon the ordered grid of the grand town houses provides a delicious visual tension. There is also the voyeuristic pleasure of zooming in on particular aspects of the scene, then panning back to appreciate the broad vista before diving back into the visual particulars of domestic life once more. Over the years I have been observing this scene much has changed, the roofs of many buildings now sporting astro turf lawns, cocktail bars and swimming pools, many others are still run down and utilitarian spaces with air conditioning units and satellite dishes, and this aspect of the city being continually in a state of flux fascinates me, I like the idea of a painting being like a city, never finished, rather just how it happens to be at this particular time.

Nick Bodimeade lives and works on an Island on the Ouse River as it travels through the South Downs.

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Giralda
oil on canvas
106 x 120 cm
£ 4,400
Seville from the Giralda 3
oil on canvas
106 x 122 cm
£ 4,400
Seville fro the Giralda 5
oil on canvas
106 x 122 cm
£ 4,400
Fire Mountain 3
oil on canvas
106 x 127 cm
£ 4,400
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Fire Mountain 1 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Fire Mountain 1
oil on canvas
107 x 158 cm
£ 4,800

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