Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nigel Cox, until November 12, GX Gallery, London

Nigel Cox's exhibition "Friends, Heroes & Strangers" is on at London's GX Gallery and well worth a visit.

The figures in Nigel Cox's paintings reflect solitude, tranquillity and confidence, they are alone but not lonely. They have an inner peace and strength and are at one with their surroundings.

After Nigel graduated from Riversdale College in Liverpool he joined the Transglobe Expedition, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. A three-year expedition successfully achieved the first circumnavigation of the globe on land, sea and ice via North and South poles along the Greenwich Meridian and changed his life forever.

During this expedition Nigel was at sea, on an ice cap or in some remote location for weeks or months on end. Spending large amounts of time alone, surrounded by the staggering beauty of vast and often barren spaces had a profound affect and the
essence of this experience strongly influenced his painting.

To go to the gallery website CLICK HERE

To go to Nigel Cox's website CLICK HERE

The Kuni Inversion, 2009, oil on linen, 36 x 42 inch

The Black Basque, 2008, oil on linen, 30x36 inch

The Calling, 2008, oil on linen, 36 x 48 inch

Autumn morning, 24 x 48 inch

The White bag, oil on linen, 24 x 24 inch

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