Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Richard Nicol

I took a pile of collages over to artist and photographer, Richard Nicol's house the other day to be photographed. I am excited to get high-resolution, high-quality images of the work I've been posting snapshots of here.

What a great conversation, culminating in Richard showing me some of his gunpowder drawings - drawings made by lighting black powder and modern gunpowder on heavy, textured paper. The marks left, in a palette of grays, siennas, browns and blacks, have a grit and a subtlety that has to be seen.

1 comment:

Paul Behnke said...

Have you seen Cai Guo-Qiang's work? There's a big show at the guggenheim in NYC up now. He's been doing the gunpowder thing for a while now with incredible results.