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NICKY FOREMAN

Shadow Passes - Light Remains

Nicky Foreman
Replenish
Oil and mixed media on board
820 x 1015 mm
Framed (860 x 1060 mm)
Signed

Work Featured Above: Nicky Foreman
Rhythm
Oil and mixed media on board
355 x 1520 mm
Framed (400 x 1570 mm)
Signed

Nicky Foreman
Entwine
Oil and mixed media on board
820 x 1015 mm
Framed (860 x 1060 mm)
Signed

Nicky Foreman
Radiance
Oil and mixed media on board
1000 x 1220 mm
Framed (1050 x 1260 mm)
Signed

Nicky Foreman
Reorientate
Oil and mixed media on board
180 x 1400 mm
Framed (220 x 1450 mm)
Signed
SOLD

Nicky Foreman
Mountain Meditation
Oil and mixed media on board
150 x 1240 mm
Framed (195 x 1290 mm)
Signed

Nicky Foreman
Fondatin Maeght
Oil and mixed media on board
450 x 1220 mm
Signed

Nicky Foreman
Ardent
Oil and mixed media on board
400 x 1000 mm
Signed 

Nicky Foreman
Cadence
Oil and mixed media on canvas board
1010 x 1510 mm
Framed (1050 x 1570 mm)
Signed & dated 2020

Shadow Passes - Light Remains

(Transit Umbra - Lux Permanent)

“Over my career I have been fortunate enough to travel each year and every time I gravitate back to Italy and France.  It is in these two countries that I always found the space and stillness to formulate painting concepts.

I often stay in convents – beautiful old buildings with no televisions or distractions. Travelling for me feels like there are more hours in the day and a sense of freedom from the routines of home life.  It allows for a luxurious space and stillness – a blissful no rush rhythm.

Due to Covid, this yearly travel has obviously not been an option and I was concerned that due to my routine and practice being disrupted, clarifying and formulating my ideas, may prove illusive.  Interestingly for me, however, another process occurred – I “excavated” my lexicon of imagery, it was meditated on and recomposed – coinciding with learning to meditate and finding some stillness from within.

I have always been interested in a sense of place and how a place can evoke emotion and allow for contemplation.  I was born in Waitara, North Taranaki, and I continue to return in my work to Mt Taranaki. The mountain anchors me back to my ancestors, both Pakeha and Maori. In stark contrast I yearn for the exuberance and pageantry of the Italian Baroque (strangely drawn to since seeing a book at 7 years old) and the mercurial nature of gold in different lights. Who can know why we are drawn so inextricably to something?

Nature remains a constant in my painting, growth, flux and decay. Order and chaos and the beauty in the overlooked and humble. My navigational tools compiled as though a type of personal heraldry.”

Nicky Foreman 2021

Nicky Foreman · 'Radiance'

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