Drawing, Walking, the 'Edgelands'...
The Art of Nic Gear is situated within a culture of walking engaging with the nature and substance of 'edgeland landscapes' as a key source material; making work that holds both abstract and literal elements.
Our understanding of reality, what we see, what we choose not to see are a key part of Nic's journey. Whilst stepping out Nic observes the conflict between human need and the beauty of the landscape, the debris, the scars, the weathering, the entropy.
This collection of ideas feeds into and becomes foils for Nic's wider concerns around how we situate ourselves, our 'sense of place' in the worlds 21st century environment.
'Some Paths lead nowhere' - Gilcée Print 2019