Meet The Others: Nic Parnell
The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art Fair.
Nic Parnell’s furniture and artworks draw inspiration from ancient layered rock formations. Combining layers of various materials including resin, wood, plaster and acrylic, Nic creates ‘other-worldly’ sedimentary folds in his pieces. Hear more from The Other Art Fair artists in our Meet The Others series.
How would you describe your artwork?
My work focuses on sedimentary layers and the geological forces and pressures that result in their array of visual outcomes. I am investigating the principle of synthetically recreating these ancient world forming processes to produce my art and furniture. I however inject my vision to the work by bending the rules just enough so that my rock formations look like they belong from another planet.
What does making art mean to you?
Creating art is a hobby, passion and fortunately my income. It has taken a while to feel comfortable making what truly interests me and whilst doing so, dropping the search for what might appeal to others.
How did you get started making art?
I have always played with any scrap material since being a child and that lure to investigate and construct never left me. Straight out of school I completed an art foundation course at Central St. Martin’s school of art followed by a BA degree in design a Brighton University which was a great place for experimenting with materials. A few years later after working for top class furniture designers and makers Hendzel & Hunt I decided to set my self up solo and have never looked back once.
What is it like to be a part of The Other Art Fair?
Exhibiting at the London art fair is great to make new contacts, meet gallery representatives and gauge opinions from a huge footfall of public buyers. So make sure never to pester the public when they get to your stand. Stand back and observe, it will be obvious if they find interest in your work or are potential buyers.
What is your favourite piece for sale on your SA profile and why?
For my personal taste the piece I would most rather buy from myself is ‘Igneous – Marine’. The irregular continuity of its directional movement is something I find captivating.
‘IGNEOUS’ Limited Edition 1 0f 1, 41 H x 41 W by Nic Parnell (Image: Saatchi Art)
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