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B-Roads Nick Bodimeade 12 OCTOBER - 20 OCTOBER 2013

ST ANNE’S GALLERIES


COUNTRY TUNNELS The extraordinary achievement of Nick Bodimeade’s new paintings is that he’s taken the experience of travelling by vehicle through summer country roads and distilled it to make paintings that compel you to stand still and contemplate. He’s conver ted the stroboscopic flash of cool shade versus bright sunlight repeated mile after mile into painted tunnels of greenness that invite you to both travel with him and to just stand and stare. These are not travelogue paintings by any means. You might wonder where these country roads are. Sussex perhaps, near the ar tists home? They are universal and familiar because he’s showing us something we’ve seen yet like the best ar tists he also tells us something we don’t yet know. For his interest is in the dynamic patchwork of gestural

PHOTO © ALUN CALLENDER 2013

marks and the composed shapes that both balance and jar the picture plane. Blue tarmac that points the way combined with emerald greens and lemon yellows that he has seen and believed. And in his concentrated effor t, something magical emanates. For we are travelling down the road but not in some ghastly road of life cliché. We’re in the painting with him looking down a most extraordinary telescope that shows a simple scene and the Universe together. The paintings are quite small but they’re really big. Paul Amey, 2013


B1 oil on canvas 30 x 36 cm


B7 oil on canvas 30 x 35 cm


B58 oil on canvas 25 x 35 cm


B61 oil on canvas 25 x 35 cm


B34 (top left)

B67 (bottom left)

B6 (top right)

B4 (bottom right)

oil on canvas 40 x 51 cm

oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm

oil on canvas 40 x 51 cm

oil on canvas 35 x 40 cm


B9 (top left)

B30 (top right)

B48 (bottom)

oil on canvas 35 x 46 cm

oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm

oil on canvas 25 x 66 cm


B17

oil on canvas 35 x 40 cm

B20

oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm


B27

oil on canvas 35 x 30 cm


B53 oil on canvas 35 x 41 cm


B26 oil on canvas 40 x 51 cm


B11 (top)

B52 (top right)

B41 (middle right)

B42 (bottom right)

oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm

oil on canvas 30 x 35 cm

oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm


NICK BODIMEADE 1957

Born London

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art, St Anne’s Galleries, Lewes. ‘B-Roads’ Porthminster Gallery, St Ives. ‘From Here’ Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel. ‘Standing, Sitting, Walking, Lying’ Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art, St Anne’s Galleries, ‘Chromide St’ Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden ‘Sometimes a Blob’ Hybrid, Honiton ‘Recent Paintings’ Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art, St Anne’s Galleries, ‘Winnebago’ Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden. ’Onomatopoeia’ Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel. ‘Beach Geometry’ HQ Gallery, Lewes. ‘Dwelling’ Star Gallery 2, Lewes. ‘A Day Last Summer’. Phoenix Gallery, Brighton Chiltern Sculpture Trust, Cave Street Gallery, Oxford. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Porthminster Galllery, St Ives Four Square Fine Art, London Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art, AAF Hampstead, London Joze London, Battersea, London Chalk Hill Fine Art, Guildford Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art, AAF Battersea, London Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel St Art Gallery, AAF Paris Caxton Gallery, Whitstable Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art, AAF Amsterdam HQ Gallery, Lewes Corridor Gallery, London. ‘Woof ’ Davidson, London.


B65 oil on canvas 36 x 41 cm

Exhibition available to view until 2 November 2013

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