The Roadkill Family Album, is an ongoing series of works shown here for the first time in a public location. Taking the form of an alternative family album using his friends and family the series highlights the constructed nature of images in Nigel’s photographs. Each piece silently questions the role of the human within nature, paring it with self destructive nature displayed within pockets society.
Friends and family enter Nigel Grimmer’s photographic work through his continual reworking of the family album format. Disrupting our expectations of “traditional” family portraiture Grimmer obscures the identities of his models, protecting them from the viewer’s gaze; his family are pictured turning their backs to the camera, or masking themselves with a variety of disguises and props.
Nigel Grimmer, Course Leader for Photography and Video Art, recently won the ‘Crash Open’ art competition at Charlie Dutton Gallery in Holborn, London. The competition was judged by art critic Matthew Collings. The prize for the competition is a solo show at the gallery. ‘Time’s Relentless Melt’ a solo show of new photography and sculpture [...]
Departure Lounge is a new contemporary arts and media initiative, which will bring the work of UK and International contemporary artists to Luton. Presenting exhibitions within and beyond the traditional gallery environment, Departure Lounge will occupy temporary premises in Luton’s High Town Road for an inaugural exhibition entitled Disruptive Members featuring emerging British artist Nigel Grimmer. There has been [...]