Painter Nick Goss makes you the agent in Tin Drum show at London's Josh Lilley Gallery

By Culture24 Reporter | 12 October 2012
A photo of a young artist in a black shirt and jeans looking at artworks on a wall
Precocious painter Nick Goss© Courtesy Raphael Olschner
Exhibition Preview: Nick Goss – tin Drum, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, until November 22 2012

Having been part of the Newspeak: British art Now show at the Saatchi Gallery last year, hotly-tipped young painter Nick Goss returns with portraits of rehearsal spaces and the artist’s studio, partly inspired by the indie band, My sad Captains, he plays in.

An image of a painting of a tall yellow cylindrical figure towering towards the sky
Beacon (2011). Oil on paper© Courtesy Nick Goss / Josh Lilley Gallery
“He has that rare ability to make work that is both critically and commercially successful,” says Josh Lilley, who calls Goss, who he spotted at the Royal Academy in 2009 and provided with his first solo show a year later, an “outstanding painter”.

“He conveys in his art a sense of time stopping. Nick’s subjects become not the posters on the wall, the drum kit on the floor or the maquettes he portrays, but rather a realisation that you are the agent in activating the painting.

“An opportunity is provided to immerse yourself in a moment – one that can go on and on.”


More pictures:

An image of a painting with a white background and various implements on show
Casbah 2 (2011). Oil on canvas© Courtesy Nick Goss / Josh Lilley Gallery
A photo of a painting of various domestic implements inside a white-walled room
Casbah (2011). Oil on two wood panels© Courtesy Nick Goss / Josh Lilley Gallery
An image of a faded painting of an abstract domestic scene
Notice Board (2012). Oil on linen© Courtesy Nick Goss / Josh Lilley Gallery
An image of an abstract grey and white painting of various sculptures in a white room
Tin Drum (2012). Oil on canvas© Courtesy Nick Goss / Josh Lilley Gallery
An image of a faded yellow painting of a piano next to a plant inside a domestic room
Honkey-Tonk (2012). Oil on linen© Courtesy Nick Goss / Josh Lilley Gallery
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