Nik makes sculptural machines that have drifted away from utility and objects that have forgotten their purpose. Some move and others teeter on the edge of movement. They are built on an idea and assembled from found objects, scrap, steel and machine parts, infused with the human condition. Foibles, imperfections, and history are included.
Each work might rest on a paradox or embrace absurdity, but it is comfortable with its own quirks and runs to its own logic.
Born in London, studied in Brighton and now living in Monmouthshire. Nik has had solo shows in Hong Kong, London and at Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house in Derbyshire. His work is in the collections of Paul Smith, Colección SOLO in Madrid, the Contemporary Art Society and Randy Lerner. In 2019, he was Elected an academician at Royal West of England Academy.
Four machines at the Idler Festival 2023.
Interview with Nik, in his workshop, before his Practical Daydreams show.