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Nick Goss, Mud Angels

19 March 2022 to 14 May 2022

Curated by Melissa Blanchflower (Serpentine)

Imagined floods and submerged landscapes form the catalyst for this new series of paintings and works on paper, which encapsulate the impermanence of our surroundings.

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. 

Nick Goss (b. 1981, Bristol, UK) is an Anglo-Dutch artist and studied at the Slade and Royal Academy Schools, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Josh Lilley, London, Simon Preston, New York, and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. His first institutional survey, Morley’s Mirror at Pallant House, Chichester in 2019, was accompanied by a catalogue co-published with Koenig Books, London.

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Mud Angels (Gabriel Hartley Sample), 2022 Collage and watercolour on paper © Nick Goss



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Past Exhibitions (2022)

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    British Ugandan Asians at 50

    15 October 2022 to 29 October 2022

    Exhibition to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Ugandan Expulsion, highlighting the experience of British Ugandan Asians and the many volunteers who helped them. In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi...

  • Ingrid Pollard Three Drops of Blood

    6 August 2022 to 29 October 2022

    Curated by talking on corners. Exhibition of new work by Ingrid Pollard, 2022 Turner Prize nominee.  This exhibition marks the first collaboration between talking on corners and THG, presenting...

  • Nicky Thompson

    FRESH! Devon Artist Network

    28 May 2022 to 23 July 2022

    FRESH! brings together key works by leading artists and creatives from Devon Artist Network (DAN). THG supports Creative Communities in East Devon, understanding the value of individual and...

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