The Hidden Place

June 10, 2009

Nicola Hicks

Filed under: Contemporary Painters — thehiddenplace @ 2:20 pm
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Nicola Hicks is known primarily for her extraordinarily textured sculptures of animals, people and hybrids thereof.  Here charcoal drawings and etchings have a brilliant balance between rough physicality and disintegrating ephemeral line.


There size is almost overwhelming, yet there is a delicacy in both the marks (despite their display of bravura) and in the material.  Thin brown paper was simply tacked to the wall of the gallery when I last saw here work.


There is some truth in Flowers Gallery’s claim that her work “often combines charm and menace in equal and sometimes devastating measures”.





  1. Sorry, I can’t figure out to whom I am writing this but whoever you are I have to let you know that this blog is wonderful. I came across it having googled Fred Cuming who is a favourite painter of mine and have been rewarded with a superb collection of exciting and beautiful artists from around the world and links to even more wonderful artwork. Thank you so much. I’ve earmarked this blog and will keep an eye on your posts.

    Comment by Lydia — June 21, 2009 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  2. these drawings are so cool. i tried doing it in class but i dont think i would better then you nichola hicks, ur just amazing at doing tonal drawings of animals so well done!*

    Comment by nisha — November 2, 2009 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

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