Collage Nick Goss smaller

Nick Goss, Mud Angels

Imag­ined floods and sub­merged land­scapes form the cat­a­lyst for this new series of paint­ings and works on paper by Nick Goss.

19/03/22 – 14/05/22
Opening Times
Sun–Tue, Closed
Wed–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Nick Goss collapses time and space by filtering images of contemporary London and personal memories, with documentary photographs of historic floods in the Netherlands and Florence to create places that are simultaneously familiar and intangible. This sense of displacement is sharpened by layering and combining screen-print with painting and a heightened colour palette that borders on that of a dream or apparition. Water is a reoccurring theme in Goss’ practice with a rich connection to art history and literature, and for him the idea of looking beneath the surface of water is reminiscent of the act of painting itself. JG Ballard’s 1962 apocalyptic novel The Drowned World, remains a constant reference point to his work in its depiction of London as a tropical lagoon, overgrown by nature.

These new paintings by Goss remind us that climate change and particularly coastal erosion, an important issue for East Devon, are making us consider serious social and environmental change.

Curated by Melissa Blanchflower (Serpentine)
Collage Nick Goss smaller
Drawing Painting