NIGEL VAN WIECK (1947), ENGLISH REALISTIC PAINTER – When lights, shadows and colors turn a canvas into a realistic narration

A way of painting that prefers urban streets and interiors of houses

He loves to create a concrete perspective, the one that always invites you to enter his painting. Stronger was his fascination with the work of Edward Hopper, in whom he perceived a kindred spirit. NIGEL VAN WIECK has been living and working in New York, USA. His works they recall the works of American Realist artists. Inside his works, always on first glance we seem to see just what we see. His realistic pictures reveal people on a beach or involved in recreational activities, also in public places.

The composition of his paintings, immersed in silence, often offers you a human figure always taken in his own thoughts. NIGEL VAN WIECK was born in the Unitied Kingdom in Bexley (Kent), in 1949. He received his training at the Hornsey College of Art in London. After initial artistic works, he turned to the Kinetic Art. Eventually, he began to experiment with light (particularly neon light). After studying in Europe, he understood how to develop his own world. In the United States, when he was struck by the American realist style of Eakins and Homer’s paintings.

NIGEL VAN WIECK has shifted the style and themes of Edward Hopper in our time. His works seem to belong to a distant era, even inside the train car or in the sunny beaches, with characters that transmit their solitude to you. To make his paintings, he always looks at the models live, even using photographs. In most of his works, you too will have perceived that he is able to paint also melancholy and loneliness.

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