nicholas peall
At the 250th RA Summer Exhibition

I’m interested in how we process and view the world; the systems and rituals that we undergo in our daily lives. My work is fuelled by modern-day anxiety and the yearning for spiritual freedom which, in our age of electronic chaos, can be hard to achieve.

Multiple drawings created from an array of personal experiences, thoughts and ideas are collaged to form the basis of my paintings. Mostly drawn from memory, these create a further blurring of reality. And through the physical material of paint, forms shift again and again as I grapple with the elusive qualities to achieve a completed image. Only after  some discomfort with the process and some searching does the final image start to reveal itself.

Lives and works in London

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Turps Gallery, Turps Painters 2019, curated by Marcus Harvey and Phil Allen
Art Car Boot Fair,
Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross
Open Studio
Turps Studio Programme

2018

ACBF Wrap, The Workshop, London
Art Car Boot Fair
, Granary Square, Kings Cross
250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, coordinated by Grayson Perry
Hermoine Hammond Drawing Prize, runner-up, organised by the Mall Galleries
Flowers Central, Artist of the day, group show with Turps
Set 24, The Art Academy
Open Studio Turps Studio Programme

2018 PRESS

The Gentle Touch in the US conservative publication The National Review.
The Gentle Touch mentioned in the Grayson Perry Observer interview and in the Evening Standard, under the sub-title ‘Some of the paintings are quite rude’. And a mention of the Gentle Touch by the Daily Mail which goes as far as using the word penis next to the Farage portrait.


2017

Open Studio Turps Studio Programme

2016

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, Selectors: Dan Coombs, Chris Orr RA , Celia Imrie, Ian Mayes QC, Sacha Craddock, Michael Glover 

Open Studio ASC,  Chaplin Centre

EDUCATION:
Turps Studio Programme, 2017-2019
Fine Art, First Class, Cheltenham College of Art, University of Gloucestershire, 1989-1991