Nick Goss England, b. 1981

Nick Goss’ (b. 1981, Bristol, UK) paintings collapse space-time into layers of personal and collective history on the canvas. The way he combines screen print with painting in much of his works embodies Heidegger’s notion of temporality, as chronologically disjointed images coexist in one scene to create a space between memory and imagination.

Goss renders his paintings a recognizable specificity on one hand and something more liminal on the other, speaking to his interest in the uncanny. The figures are closer to the form of abstraction, presenting the space they occupy as the central theme. Often the absence of resolution in his works is achieved through an ellipsis of details and tonal washes, and by doing so Goss invites the viewers to approach his works with their own memories, and hence the interpretation of the works does not remain fixed.

Nick Goss is an Anglo-Dutch artist who currently lives and works in London. Goss has works in many distinguished collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; The Pallant House, London. He has had solo exhibitions at Matthew Brown, Los Angeles; Josh Lilley, London; Simon Preston, New York; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; and more. Goss has been the subject of numerous group shows, including the Drawing Room biennial, London, and Saatchi Gallery, London. Goss studied at The Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy.