Alan Kluckow Fine Art
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Alan Kluckow Fine Art, 65 Chobham Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire, SL5 0DT
South East England
Alan Kluckow Fine Art


Nicholas Herbert uses his physical and emotional experiences of this area to capture the essence of the landscape, its enduring mass, transient atmospherics and ephemeral qualities of light, as well as his own meditative thoughts, personal memories and those subconscious responses that he inevitably takes from having been there. Integral to these works are ideas of the ancient, the mythic, the residual, permanence versus impermanence, decay and renaissance. Solitude and exposure are intrinsic conceptual strands within many pieces.

Through a process of intuitive mark-making, sedimentation of material, textural surface layering and precisely modulated monochromes, he interprets the fundamentals of the topography, revealing its underlying, elemental nature: ancient, primitive, timeless, and unforgiving. He uses modest materials; a fusion of graphite, pencil, acrylics, gouache, chalk and soluble crayon on paper. The colour palette consists mostly of organic, neutral, desaturated and ‘unpretty’ pigments, which consciously de-romanticise the finished pieces. The working of these materials into the paper, sometimes degrades and scuffs the surface, adding to the texture and immediacy of the work. These works invite contemplation and reward prolonged examination and deeper engagement.

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Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday by appointment.