David Nash

Shaping Nature
July 9, 2022 to Sept. 10, 2022

This exhibition showcases the sculptural and pictorial work of David Nash. It includes a number of stencilled pastels, a favourite technique of the artist, as well as burnt wood and bronze sculptures. This English artist, who has made Wales his home, has developed an artistic vocabulary of forms—triangles, circles, squares, cones, spheres and cubes—and pure, clear colour. In his works on paper, Nash “sculpts” outlines through a meticulously studied chiaroscuro, a painstaking shaping of shadow and light effects. In doing so, he creates blank and solid spaces faithfully rendering the proportions of the volumes depicted. For his sculptures, the artist carefully selects the type of wood he will use, choosing only trees that are very old, if not already dead. He knows the distinctive characteristics of each species and works in a kind of communion with the material. His work also falls within a broader approach that is similar to Land Art.

Illustrated: Habitat, 2013, stencil pastel on paper; Yellow Stack, 2016, stencil pastel on paper; Very Black, 2011, burnt oak.

Biography

David Nash was born in 1945 in Esher, Surrey. Following his secondary school studies, he took courses at the Kingston School of Art, and then painting at the Brighton School of Art. He returned to the Kingston School of Art to study sculpture from 1965 to 1967. In 1967, he settled in Blaenau Ffestiniog, located in a remote corner of northern Wales that he had known well since childhood and not far from the slate quarries characterizing the landscape of the area. A member of the Royal Academy of Arts since 1999, his work is included in the collections of the major museums of Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.

Works related to this exhibition

David Nash

Cut Corners Red and Black

Stencil pastel on paper
2011
101,5 x 67 cm (40 x 26,5 po)
$ 4900.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Black & Red

Wood on wood
2013
27,5 x 8 x 3 cm ch. (10,75 x 3,25 x 1,25 po each)
$ 2750.00 CAD not framed

David Nash

Oak Leaves in May 2

Stencil pastel on paper
2019
66 x 51,5 cm (26 x 20,25 po)
$ 4400.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Cut through block

Wood on wood
2014
36 x 8,5 x 2,8 cm (14,25 x 3,25 x 1 po)
$ 2800.00 CAD not framed

David Nash

Red Tree 2

Pastel on paper
2018
57 x 76 cm (22,5 x 30 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

Small Beach Range

Wood on wood
1992
23 x 26 x 12 cm (9 x 10,25 x 4,75 po)
$ 9100.00 CAD not framed

David Nash

Red Column

Bronze
2014
38 x 16 x 15 cm (15 x 6,25 x 6 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

Oak Leaves in May 1

Stencil pastel on paper
2019
56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 po)
$ 4400.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Blue Stack II

Stencil pastel on paper
2020
102 x 67 cm (40 x 26,5 po)
$ 5500.00 CAD framed

David Nash

May

Stencil pastel on paper
2020
102 x 67 cm (40 x 26,5 po)
$ 5500.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Tree in May 1

Pastel on paper
2019
76 x 56 cm (29,92 x 22,05 in)
Price available on request

David Nash

Yellow Stack

Stencil pastel on paper
2016
102 x 67 cm (40,25 x 26,5 po)
$ 10000.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Cut Through Panel

Sequoia Wood
2013
85 x 21 x 7 cm (33,5 x 8,25 x 2,75 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

Manzanita Column II

Manzanita Wood
2014
33 x 9 x 10 cm (13 x 3,5 x 4 po)
$ 3500.00 CAD not framed

David Nash

Crack and Wrap Columns

Charcoal on paper
2005
114 x 84 cm (44,75 x 33 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

Cut Through Column

Stencil pastel on paper
2017
76 x 57 cm (30 x 22,5 po)
$ 4900.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Sliced Egg XII

Yew
2016
21 x 11 x 12 cm (8,25 x 4,25 x 4,75 po)
$ 4500.00 CAD not framed

David Nash

Red Stack

Stencil pastel on paper
2020
102 x 67 cm (40 x 26 1/2 po)
$ 5500.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Stack

Pastel on paper
2014
76 x 56,5 cm (30 x 22,25 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

King and Queen-Small

Stencil pastel on paper
2012
28,5 x 19,5 cm (11,25 x 7,75 po)

● not available

David Nash

Red Holed Column

Stencil pastel on paper
2018
103 x 66 cm (40,5 x 26 po)
$ 5500.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Red Dome

Pastel on paper
2013
112 x 152 cm (44 x 59,75 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

Red Wall

Stencil pastel on paper
2019
66,5 x 102 cm (26 x 40 po)
$ 5000.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Small Yew Stack

Yew
2014
28 x 19 x 16 cm (11 x 7,5 x 6,25 po)
Price available on request

David Nash

Red and Black Dome

Stencil pastel on paper
2011
67 x 101,5 cm (26,5 x 40 po)
$ 10000.00 CAD framed

David Nash

Habitat

Stencil pastel on paper
2013
76 x 67 cm (30 x 26,5 po)
$ 3500.00 CAD framed

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