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Nicholas Lees - Ceramic Sculpture & Drawing


Nicholas Lees' ceramic vessels explore the uncertainty that rests within boundaries and across thresholds. He is interested in the interaction between what is solid material and what is often considered numinous and ephemeral. This uncertainty is key to his enquiry; how to realise the physical and spatial representation of the blurred and uncertain edge?

Public collections: York City Art Gallery, Westerwald Keramikmuseum in Germany, Royal Caribbean International. Awards; 2015 Cersaie Prize at the Premio Faenza (Italy); 2010 National Sculpture Award at the Bluecoat Display Centre (Liverpool); 2012 Desmond Preston Prize for Excellence in Drawing at the RCA. Lees is visiting lecturer at
the Royal College of Art, London, UCA Farnham and Bath Spa University.

Within this body of work the edge is seen and felt through the shadows cast or by resonating against a backdrop of diffused light. The presence of a vessel, or the group of vessels floats and shifts according to perception and
ones own physical relationship to each piece. Working in drawing and ceramics he describes his main materials as porcelain, space and light.

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition Rabley Drawing Centre, May 2018

18.01 by Nicholas Lees

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NICHOLAS LEES

18.01, 2018

Porcelain

30 x 80 x 20 cm

8 Parian Porcelain Vessels in Lightbox

  • 18.01 by Nicholas Lees
  • Floating Bowl 16.26 by Nicholas Lees
  • Floating Bowl 16.27 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 17.10 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 17.09 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 15.12 by Nicholas Lees
  • Leaning Vessel 14.21 by Nicholas Lees
  • Leaning Vessel 15.16 by Nicholas Lees
  • Leaning Vessel 16.31 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 17.13 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 15.10 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 15.11 by Nicholas Lees
  • Drawing 17.12 by Nicholas Lees
 
 
 
 
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