Nick Collerson | Zero Variations | October 28 - November 12

The practice of Sydney-based artist Nick Collerson utilizes the medium of paint to combine observations of the everyday with reflections on the unpresentable. At times, his work approaches a recognisable standard of photorealism; yet his sensitive representations of form and perspective are simultaneously rejected through an awareness of theoretical commentary underlying the visual qualities of his work. Incorporating text and symbols, Collerson’s paintings project the explorations of early modernism onto subjects and ideas that define the contemporary.


Nick Collerson was born in Newfoundland, Canada, and graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from National Art School in Sydney in 2012. Selected solo exhibitions have included Everything Must Go, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 2015; Night Paintings, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 2014; In The Open, Gaffa, Sydney, 2013; Sounds of Day and Night, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include Land and Sea, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney, 2016; James and Jacqui Erskine Collection, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra, 2015; Who Sydney?, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 2014; Current Currents, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 2013; As Above-So Below, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2013; Exchange Student Show, Hockney Gallery, London, 2012; Lorem Ipsum, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2011; In-Grid, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, 2009. Collerson was the winner of the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize in 2014. His upcoming solo exhibition at Fort Delta, Zero Variations, will be showing from 28 October to 12 November, 2016.