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Barcode for a Clean Ocean
Original Abstract Seascape Painting
Acrylic Paint and Seaweed on Canvas
Framed Size: H 100cm x W 100cm x D 4cm
Sold Framed in a White Float Frame
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Barcode for a Clean Ocean is a contemporary cubist seascape painting by Clark Nicol. The concept for this work was arrived at during a long period of work based on environmental awareness. Having explored many ways to make visual, the environmental importance of the sea, I found myself wishing that there could be a simple solution like a barcode to fix the whole mess with one click!
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I graduated in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee during which time I was a prize winner in the Scottish Open Art Competition. After a post-graduate award I moved to London, where I taught art, and I am currently Head of Art at Plymouth College. My work between 2016 and 2019 was concerned with exploring a dialogue between geometric shapes and figurative landscape. Often referring to the issues around pollution of the seas these make the surface of the painting an important aspect of the viewing experience, and as well as enjoying the interaction between the pictorial depth and the surface marks, they act either as a foil to the more natural structures of the rocks and landforms, or as framed snapshots of remembered experiences. In the last year year I have become increasingly interested in the relationship between the physical and visual experience of space in landscape. Having begun to enjoy the more expressive qualities of looser brushwork and the evocative effects of drips and splashes, I find that the power, energy, wetness, and textures of the moors and coast can be better expressed through different forms of mark making.
Size: H:100 cm x W:100 cm