Boldly abstract in nature, Nick Grindrod’s paintings skilfully layer strict geometric forms with gestural painterly handling. Working in intense bursts of activity, initial sketches are adapted and reformed in an instinctive, immediate process.
Much of the aesthetic decision-making is done in the moment, intuitively working with the paintings in ‘real-time’. Consequentially the removal of paint and erasure of marks play just as important a role as the application of paint, resulting in bold, flat, graphic colour fields sitting alongside abraded, distressed surfaces.
“The decisions that are made in the moment can be both rewarding and disappointing but all lead to the truth in the end… I feel that this is the only way that I can truly create something unique”.