London Paint Club

Nick Goss

Nine Mile Burn

9 October - 27 November 2020

Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss On Deck, 2020 Distemper, screen print and oil on linen 220 x 210 cm 86 x 82 in (JL-003151-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley

Gallery

Nick Goss made the paintings in this exhibition at his London studio, on a 183-metre oil tanker on the Adriatic Sea, and in a barn near the Scottish hamlet of Nine Mile Burn. This was his 2020 journey; he had not planned it that way. The paintings are the result of a single period of creation that began on the ship in January, but they were never conceived as a suite or series under a theme. This body of work, the Nine Mile Burn paintings, are a diffuse, new story. This exhibition, the artist’s fifth at Josh Lilley, inaugurates the rebuilt and integrated galleries of 40–46 Riding House Street.

Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Ramada, 2020 Distemper, screen print and oil on linen 230 x 140 cm 90.5 x 55 in (JL-003153-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Siracusa, 2020 Distemper, screen print and oil on linen 250 x 130 cm 98 x 51 in (JL-003150-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Day Tripper, 2020 distemper, oil and screen print on linen 210 x 137 cm 82 5/8 x 54 in (JL-003284-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss On Deck, 2020 Distemper, screen print and oil on linen 220 x 210 cm 86 x 82 in (JL-003151-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Carriage, 2020 distemper, oil and screen print on linen 230 x 140 cm (JL-003290-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Jersey Tiger, 2020 distemper, oil and screen print on linen 230 x 140 cm 90 1/2 x 55 1/8 in (JL-003283-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Express, 2020 distemper, oil and screen print on linen 230 x 140 cm 90 1/2 x 55 1/8 in (JL-003282-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Gangway, 2020 distemper, oil and screen print on linen 230 x 170 cm 90 1/2 x 66 7/8 in (JL-003057-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Bakers Dolphin, 2020 Distemper, screen print and oil on linen 230 x 180 cm 90.5 x 71 in (JL-003152-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Emperor, 2020 distemper, oil and screen print on linen 230 x 160 cm 90.5 x 63 in (JL-003056-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Beach Fire, 2020 Distemper on linen 210 x 220 cm 82.5 x 86.5 in (JL-003058-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley
Nick Goss at Josh Lilley London 2020
Nick Goss Amanda's, 2020 Distemper, screen print and oil on linen 230 x 180 cm 90.5 x 71 in (JL-003154-NG) © The Artist, Images Courtesy of Josh Lilley

Biography

Nick Goss (b. 1981, Bristol, UK) layers personal and collective history on the canvas through scenes of confident accretion and erasure, constructing and reconstructing phenomena that never had physical form. His paintings clearly summon the space of dreams, where time, space and identity slip, but the sense of a journey propels artist and viewer forward. Goss has been the subject of four solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley, along with multiple solo shows at Simon Preston, New York, and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. His first institutional survey, “Morley’s Mirror” at Pallant House, Chichester, UK, was accompanied by a catalogue co-published with Koenig Books, London.

Nick Goss lives and works in London.

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