2010 Graduate Nicholas Stevenson is showing some new work in Worcester during July.
My recent paintings are visited frequently by an elongated tiger-like beast; a beast which is just as frequently obscured by the dream like landscapes it inhabits. In these works I am attempting to recreate one of my most favourite sensations. The unnamed feeling you get from spotting a distant object on a beach, looking more bewildering and terrifying as you stroll towards it. Old boat? Driftwood? Giant Squid? Body? Or maybe the sensation of looking in to an empty cage at the zoo; the sign with the latin name is present, so something must be in there somewhere, but where?
I hope you can make it along and maybe I’ll let you see the tiger’s face…