Nick Bodimeade Artist Talk
Updated: Jul 19
In July 2023, Nick Bodimeade gave an Artist's Talk, 'in conversation' with James Stewart.
The Artist's Talk was in conjunction with Nick Bodimeade's exhibition of Herd and Windblow paintings at the Mill Studio from 15 July to 5 August.
In the first half hour Nick Bodimeade discusses:
His painting process and the 'magic of making an object';
Geometry in his works, based on an organisational system
The interplay between a flat surface (painting) and spatial views, the 'illusion of space' - e.g. in Monet's Water Lilies.
Pattern recognition - Mondrian's Cow paintings, journey to abstraction
His own 'Wobbly Mondrians'
Range of approaches to painting: formal/exact and towards abstract expressionism
Devices in painting - dribbles
In the second part we took questions on:
Why paint in diptych rather than one larger canvas? practical and based on process
Do the cows in the Herd paintings have tails? matrix of marks, rhythm in painting
Process based abstraction - predetermined approach, follow set instructions
Setting goals, possible teaching techniques
Quality in the visual process of looking
Working from photographs and preparation on a computer
Cropping paintings or not
Stages in painting - a debate with yourself?
See the full talk below.
Nick Bodimeade is a full-time professional artist, and he also teaches at:
You can view the full talk on YouTube here, in two versions of resolution HD (High Definition) & SD (Standard Definition):
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