Nick Alcock. Artist’s Statement
I have a passion for all disciplines of photography and specialise in landscapes. I have been working for some time on the ‘World Series’ of images - eight of which are featured in this exhibition. Based on my original panoramic landscape photography, I endeavour to give a new slant to a familiar view.
My aim is to intrigue the viewer with repeat patterns, visual richness, texture and colour to provide a magical, seamless and compelling image. The finished images are high resolution and are enhanced by large format printing which reveals even more detail.
I am also interested in the tactile relationship between illustration and photography involved in the actual act of photography and the computer manipulation of my ‘World’ images.
Nick Alcock 'Worlds'
Private view on Thursday 27th January 2011 at the Assembly Rooms Soho.
Exhibition runs until 28th February 2011
Nick Alcock. Curriculum Vitae.
Nick graduated with a distinction in Graphic Design from Camberwell College of Art in 1972 and immediately started work as an art director and later as a creative director and head of art for many top London Advertising Agencies and Design Companies, for clients as varied as Kodak, Mercedes Benz, Renault, Nissan, Van den Berg, Del Monte, Black and Decker, Apple, Phillips, Glaxo Wellcome, Bayer, Boots and Proctor and Gamble.
At McCann Erickson Nick won two Creative Circle Gold Awards and three silvers for his work on the innovative Alka Seltzer campaign, together with New York One Show, London International and Clio awards for work on Dunlop Slazenger, Goodyear and Glaxo.
While Head of Art at Ayer Barker, Nick won Clios, London International Awards and Creative Circle Golds for work on Save the Children, Plessey, Addis and Thistle Hotels.
Nick has been running a successful freelance design and advertising practice for the last twenty years working on everything from TV commercials to book and web design.
Since leaving art school, Nick has always been involved with his own personal projects and, in recent years, photography has taken a major role in his creative life. Photography was an integral part of his course at Camberwell, where he particularly enjoyed the darkroom manipulation and processing work. With the advent of Photoshop and digital photography, Nick realised that he could use these skills in many different creative ways.