NICK MCPHAIL
NICK MCPHAIL


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Born in 1982 in Laingsburg, Michigan, Nick McPhail is an artist painter and ceramist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He has always been fascinated by spaces and the way in which architecture commands and restrains movement.His first creations portray buildings and explore, in what can be illuminating and misleading, the interplay of shadows and colours. Today still, the urban environment, juxtaposed with natural features, remains his main source of inspiration. Everyday Images that he distorts and reworks until reality is no longer what we think it is. Nick McPhail's works are characterised by first coats of solid bright orange or pink that confer exceptional luminosity to the canvases - a Renaissance technique he is particularly fond of and has made his own -, overlapping textures, compression of space, warped perception between foreground and background. “'I often disregard or alter the original light source until the final painting becomes somewhat unrecognizable. I’m happy to have a bit of disorientation in the work” he says.