Nicola Grellier makes drawings, collage, and objects with old technologies and low value, worn out materials which counterbalance the speed and dehumanising rush of life. Deteriorating materials are imbued with data, passively demonstrating survival and decay with a material topography that mirrors their use.

The slow and intensive labour of drawing, stitching and gathering relate the past to the present, addressing a yearning for time to be slowed down and expanded. In the current research project 365, small regularly made drawings and collage look at habits, acquired behaviours and patterns using a language of repeated marks or actions which show a longing for control whilst they embrace the possibility of failure. In their size and intimacy, they cross boundaries between the highly personal and common thought processes.


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Nicola Grellier is studying MA Fine Art at UWE Bristol 2017-2020.

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