Nick Grindrod is a British artist based in Sheffield. He studied Fine Art at the University of Derby and Sheffield College. Boldly abstract in nature, Grindrod’s paintings skilfully layer strict geometric forms with gestural painterly handling. The removal of paint and erasure of marks play just as important a role as the application of paint, and this is abundantly clear when we look at the finished works.
Working in intense bursts of activity, initial sketches are adapted and reformed in an instinctive, immediate process. Much of the aesthetic decision making is done in the moment – intuitively working with the paintings in ‘real time’.
Bold, flat, graphic colour fields sit alongside abraded, distressed surfaces. One might imagine such seemingly contradictory forms and surfaces would not play well together, but Grindrod’s innate ability to balance a composition and a palette is such that the completed works are undoubtedly of a piece, humming and vibrating with an excited energy.
Grindrod has shown widely in Britain, and has work displayed in a number of private collections.
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