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Nigel VAN WIECK ~ Q Train ✿


Nigel VAN WIECK is a British painter and pastelist was born in the Unitied Kingdom in Bexley, Kent, in 1947.
Van Wieck, often considered Hopper-esque for his depiction of isolated subjects in desolate urban landscapes and his manipulation of light and shadow, considers his work to be a snapshot of American life.




Van Wieck has been living and working in New York, USA, since 1979. The fact that the artist is actually English is not apparent, in the least not in his works. They recall too much the works of American Realist artists, with whom he came in contact with after moving to America.
For nearly two decades, Nigel Van Wieck has been evolving a distinctive idiom firmly rooted in the tradition of American realism. His small-format oils offer glimpses of classic Americana: racetracks and baseball fields, toy sailboats skimming over a pond, tourists relaxing on sun-drenched beaches. Typically his are solitary figures, often recalling the loners once celebrated by Edward Hopper, and though there is no Hopperesque gloom here, at moments there emerges a vague sense of the ominous.
He has been exhibiting in solo and group shows in the United States and Europe since 1972. This will be Van Wieck’s first exhibition in New York since his showcase at the Beadelston Gallery in 2001. He currently lives and works in New York.


















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