Fundamental to my practice is the image. In a world of proliferating images, examination of how the image, tethered to reality, is constructed, processed, displayed, has underpinned my approaches as a maker of images, through painting and its histories.
Nicholas Middleton was born in London in 1975. He studied at London Guildhall University 1993-94 and Winchester School of Art 1994-97 and is currently undertaking a research degree at the Royal College of Art. Solo exhibitions include ‘Black & White Paintings’ Arch Gallery, London, 2010 and ‘Provisional Cities’ The Crypt at St Marylebone, London, 2013. Group exhibitions include ‘Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age’, The Crypt at St Marylebone, London, 2015, ‘@PaintBritain’, Ipswich Art School Gallery, 2014, ‘Towards a New Socio-Painting’, Transition Gallery, 2014, and ‘Francis Bacon to Paula Rego’ Abbot Hall. Kendal 2012. He has shown seven times in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Exhibitor in the John Moores Painting Prize 2004, 2006 (Visitors’ Choice Prize), 2010 (Prizewinner and Visitors’ Choice Prize), 2014 and 2016.