Nicholas was born in London and grew up in East Anglia. He returned to London to study sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in 1997 graduating with work that ranged from large scale public installations to film and video. Over the following years he branched out further into digital forms making animation and audiovisual installations shown widely in both film festivals and art galleries. He has recently completed an MA in Fine Art Media in the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where his interests led him to work with stone masons, dancers and archaeologists as he investigated gesture in relation to different material cultures.
He has taught at Chelsea College of Art, The Department of Architecture and Built Environment in Nottingham and led summer school classes in video installation at the AA.
He is currently writing for a new short film project which mixes science fiction, social commentary and handcrafts based on Utopian fictions from the 19th century while continuing to show films at film festivals and art venues in the UK and abroad. He is influenced by contemporary as well as by post-modern American art of the 60’s, especially by the simultaneous use by artists, of many disciplines such as writing, sculpture, building, film and photography that was emerging at that time.
- Architecture BA (Hons)