Nigel Cox

London based artists Nigel Cox grew up in Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland, a small market town in County Louth. After graduating from Riversdale College of Technology in Liverpool he joined the Transglobe Expedition, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. This 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. 

 

During the expedition Nigel would be at sea, on an ice cap or in some remote location for 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.

 

For many years after the expedition Nigel lived abroad, painting watercolours and oils, exhibiting and undertaking private commissions. Now living in London, he paints on linen or panel, building up thin layers of oil paint and glazes to develop depth and detail.

 

His love of large open spaces and lack of clutter is obvious but he is also fascinated by detail. These opposing elements are merged confidently in his paintings providing the viewer with a glimpse beyond the clutter of everyday life, conjuring up notions of escape and peace, offering sanctuary from the frenetic world outside.

 

The figures are alone but not lonely; searching but not anxious, anticipating yet calm. They have an inner peace and strength and are at one with their surroundings. The paintings reflect solitude, tranquillity and confidence, giving every day scenes an unexpected and surreal feeling while keeping them within the real world.

 

His work today reflects the many facets of ‘his’ London from Business People and Tourists to Street Performers and the Homeless. Whatever the subject matter the essence of the paintings remains constant, calm and confident.

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2014

Coates & Scarry, Gallery 8, Duke Street, London SW1Y 6BN from 10 – 22 Nov 2014

Quantum Contemporary Art, Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida, Group Show

Galerie Lindengrün, Vienna, Austria. Group Show

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2013

Sanguine, Coates and Scarry & Elizabeth Weinstock, Los Angeles, USA, Group Show

Galerie Lindengrün, Vienna, Austria. Group Show

Coates & Scarry, Philadelphia Street Gallery, Bristol, UK, Group Show

Stroke Urban Art Fair (Coates & Scarry), Munich Germany, Group Show

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK. Group Show

Trailblazers, Above Second Gallery/Coates & Scarry, Hongkong, Group Show

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2012

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK. Group Show

Coates and Scarry, Group Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, Group Show

Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece, Group Show

Clifford Chance Pride Exhibition, Clifford Chance Building, Canary Wharf, London, UK. Group Show

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK. Group Show

Galerie Lindengrün, Vienna, Austria. Group Show

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2011

London Lives Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK, Group Show

GX Gallery, London, UK , Solo Show

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK , Group Show

Art London, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK, Group Show

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2010

The Royal Institute of Oil painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

London Lives exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.   Awarded Silver Prize

Clifford Chance Pride Exhibition, Clifford Chance Building, Canary Wharf, London

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2010, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK 

GX Gallery, London, UK 

Art London, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2009

GX Gallery, London, UK, Solo Show,

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

London Art Fair, Islington, London, UK

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2008

Courcoux & Courcoux Summer Exhibition – group Show

GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK - Solo Show, 5/7/08 – 17/7/08

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, UK - Group Show

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

London Art Fair, Islington, London, UK

 

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2007

GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK - Solo Show

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, UK - Group Show

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

London Art Fair, Islington, London, UK

Courcoux & Courcoux, Stockbridge, Hants, UK

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2006

Courcoux & Courcoux, Stockbridge, Hants, Group Show

Gallery 27, Cork St, London

GX Gallery  - Solo Show 

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

London Art Fair, London, UK

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2005

Glasgow Art Fair 2005 

GX Gallery - Solo Show – June 2005

The Laurin Gallery, Santa Margherita, Italy - August 2005

Cannes Art Fair, Cannes, France - Sept 2005

Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK - Sept 2005

Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland - Oct 2005

Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, USA – Oct 2005

Dundalk Gallery, Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland November 2005

 

Galleries and Exhibitions 2004

GX Gallery, London, UK

RCA – Secret Postcard Exhibition, London, UK

Dundalk Gallery, Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Gormley’s Gallery, Omagh/Belfast, N. Ireland

Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Arthouse, Brighton, UK

 

Art Fairs

London Art Fair

Art Palm Beach USA

Houston Fine Art Fair

Chelsea Art Fair

Art Hamptons

20/21st Century International

Singapore AAF

Toronto International Art Fair

Art Ireland

Art Brussels

Glasgow Art Fair

Edinburgh Art Fair

AAF London

AAF Amsterdam

AAF New York

AAF Singapore

 

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