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Nicolas Pain BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Nicolas Pain BA (Hons)
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About Nicolas Pain

Nicolas Pain is a sculptor who specialises in marine wildlife. He is a keen scuba diver and seeks to portray the creatures that he encounters while diving with the aim capturing their movement in this near weightless environment. One of the direct challenges of creating the work is to convey the feeling of movement within the underwater three dimensional space in which these marine creatures live. His direct observation of wildlife in it`s natural habitat, the underwater world, allows him draw on this as both reference and inspiration for his sculptural work.
Sculptor Nicolas Pain BA (Hons)
Nicolas Pain Diving

Exhibition History of Nicolas Pain

2015 - David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, Pall Mall, London
2015 - Dive 2015 NEC
2014 - Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition.
2014 - DIVE 2014 Birmingham NEC.
2014 - National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
2014 - LIDS 2014 London Excel.
2014 - David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition
2013 - DIVE 2013 Birmingham NEC.
2013 - National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
2013 - Marwell International Wildlife Art Society.
2012 - DIVE 2012 Birmingham NEC.
2012 - Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition
2011 - DIVE 2011 Birmingham NEC
2010 - Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition
2010 - DIVE 2010 Birmingham NEC.
2008 - Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition
2007 - Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition

Nicolas Pain - Octopus

Biography / CV of Nicolas Pain

Initially Nicolas sought to employ his artistic talents as a professional designer. After graduating in 1990 in Graphic Design B.A. (hons) he pursued a career as a graphic designer though his interest and ability in three dimensional work drew him into the to the video game industry in the late nineties. This allowed him to support his life long interest in both SCUBA diving and marine wildlife that proved to be the trigger for his sculptural work which he began in 2005.

Artist Statement of Nicolas Pain

My work is inspired directly by the marine wildlife that I encounter while diving. The Octopus was my first piece and inspired by a year of diving when I encountered these remarkable creatures on numerous occasions. In my work I aim to fuse my fascination for the sea and it`s wonderful creatures together with my artistic impulses. The underwater world presents a unique challenge and source of inspiration for a sculptor with it`s myriad alien forms and near weightless environment that supports shapes denied to earth bound life.

Awards and Prizes of Nicolas Pain

The Langford Press Award. Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition 2014.

Highly Commended. David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition 2014.

Best in Show and Best Sculpture. Marwell International Wildlife Art Society 2013.

Focus Optics Award for Best 3D Work. National Exhibition of Wildlife Art 2013.

Qualifications / Education of Nicolas Pain

B.A. (Hons) Graphic Design.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Nicolas Pain

Interview with X Ray Mag 2015
Featured profile in Diver Magazine November 2013.

Influences / Inspiration of Nicolas Pain

Some of the great names in sculpture Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore are touchstones. Rodin`s mentor Edoudard Lanteri together with Rodin himself are timeless and informative as to the basic craft of the sculptors`s art while Moore is an influence in terms of the considering the abstract forms that can underpin figurative work.

Price Range of Work

Nicolas Pain's work has a price range from £1,250 to £3,950

Mediums utilised

Nicolas Pain's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Nicolas Pain's work is found in the following categories on site:
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (6)
Sea Fish Sculptures (5)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (5)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (4)
Shoal of Fish Pod of Dolphins Whales Porpoises Sculptures Statues (4)
Small Animal Sculptures (4)
Sharks Rays Devil Fish Dogfish Sculptures Statues (3)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (3)
Octopus, Cuttle Fish, Squid, Pearly Nautilus Amonite (2)
Hyperrealistic Sculptures
Surrealist Sculpture
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Sculptures
Other Aquatic Creatures Seahorse Star Fish Jellyfish Sea Urchins Sculptures Statues
Big Game Fish Sculptures and Statues
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