Nic Fiddian-Green

Biography
[site:http://www.nicfiddiangreen.com]
Nic Fiddian-Green has been represented by the Sladmore Gallery for over 10 years. His work, from small maquette to massive monumental, is highly prized around the world in public and private collections.

Through sheer determination and passion for his subject Nic Fiddian-Green has stayed true to the form of the horse's head for 25 years. The spirit and power of this noble animal, both servant and master to man, has been the artist's long-term obsession. No animal is so deeply embedded in our culture and history, the very earliest example of art ever discovered in Britain was a horse’s head carved into a bone from 10,000 years BC.

Fiddian-Green's recent harrowing encounter with a life-threatening illness has caused an obvious and honest creative re-assessment. There emerges a stronger, deeper and more contemplative vision that permeates the new work. His sculpture is sometimes seen as a form of self-portraiture, even through the form of the horse's head. He shows us how his spirit and his faith help him triumph over the physical. In the eyes of his silent horse’s heads we feel pain, strength, fear, wisdom and more as he asks complicated questions of the viewer that give the new work a powerful spiritual and emotional resonance. These inner reflections are as profound as the pieces’ outer beauty and majesty are striking.

In this body of work he continues to show he is an artist of our time, formed and inspired by his recent experience. The early influences of the elegant Parthenon
frieze are still apparent, the classical Greek principles of grace, beauty, serenity, and harmony balanced with new sensibilities to create his unique, very modern sculpture.

He uses his imagination and his acute awareness of work from previous centuries to inspire and influence his sculpture. He also works closely with his subject, equine models right there in the studio with him, direct from life. His close relationship with the horse was demonstrated further when “George” actually attended his Private View at the gallery.

The summer of 2010 saw his new 30 foot sculpture of the Horse Drinking replace the previous Mawari head at Marble Arch where it is still on display. New monumental works were installed to enormous acclaim at Glyndebourne Opera House in Sussex and in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. The largest and most stunning piece of his career so far, the 35 foot high “Artemis”, was installed on the Trundle Hill on the downs overlooking Goodwood House and racecourse. All these were events recorded in the first book on his work published in late 2010.

He has work in many important private and corporate collections and has exhibited in major galleries in Paris, New York , Sydney, Hong Kong and others, as well as at most important Art Fairs such as Tefaf Maastricht, Dubai and Masterpiece, London. His next exhibition opens in London in both Sladmore’s West End galleries in June 2011.
Nic Fiddian-Green - Study for fire, Glyndebourne
Study for fire, Glyndebourne
Nic Fiddian-Green - Trojan Fragment
Trojan Fragment
Nic Fiddian-Green - Mighty Head II
Mighty Head II
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water, Glyndebourne, 2010
Horse at Water, Glyndebourne, 2010
Nic Fiddian-Green - Mighty Head, 2010
Mighty Head, 2010
Nic Fiddian-Green - Monumental Horse at Water, 2010
Monumental Horse at Water, 2010
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water, 2010
Horse at Water, 2010
Nic Fiddian-Green - Christ at Rest
Christ at Rest
Nic Fiddian-Green - Still Water
Still Water
Nic Fiddian-Green - Marwari Head
Marwari Head
Nic Fiddian-Green - Study for Mawari
Study for Mawari
Nic Fiddian-Green - Standing Horse
Standing Horse
Nic Fiddian-Green - Greek Head
Greek Head
Nic Fiddian-Green - Artemis
Artemis
Nic Fiddian-Green - Model for Trojan
Model for Trojan
Nic Fiddian-Green - Greek Head, Fragment
Greek Head, Fragment
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water (lead)
Horse at Water (lead)
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water, Glyndebourne , 09
Horse at Water, Glyndebourne , 09
Nic Fiddian-Green - The Return
The Return
Nic Fiddian-Green - Gentle Horse in the Wind
Gentle Horse in the Wind
Nic Fiddian-Green - Maquette for Trojan
Maquette for Trojan
Nic Fiddian-Green - Touch
Touch
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water 09
Horse at Water 09
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water Miniature
Horse at Water Miniature
Nic Fiddian-Green - Serenity
Serenity
Nic Fiddian-Green - Study of Equine Form II, Horse at Water
Study of Equine Form II, Horse at Water
Nic Fiddian-Green - Study of Equine Form III, Horse at water
Study of Equine Form III, Horse at water
Nic Fiddian-Green - Horse at Water, 2009
Horse at Water, 2009
Nic Fiddian-Green - Study of Equine for I, Horse at Water
Study of Equine for I, Horse at Water
Nic Fiddian-Green - Flame
Flame
Nic Fiddian-Green - 1: I Will Search
1: I Will Search
Nic Fiddian-Green - 2: Arise
2: Arise
Nic Fiddian-Green - 3: Maquette for a Monument
3: Maquette for a Monument
Nic Fiddian-Green - 4: Still Water
4: Still Water
Nic Fiddian-Green - 5: Standing Still
5: Standing Still
Nic Fiddian-Green - 6: Still Water (Marble Arch)
6: Still Water (Marble Arch)
Nic Fiddian-Green - 7: I Will Come to the Water
7: I Will Come to the Water
Nic Fiddian-Green - 8: The Beginning of the Journey
8: The Beginning of the Journey
Nic Fiddian-Green - 9: Into the Distance
9: Into the Distance
Nic Fiddian-Green - 10: Waiting
10: Waiting
Nic Fiddian-Green - 11: So Quiet
11: So Quiet
Nic Fiddian-Green - 12: Touch
12: Touch
Nic Fiddian-Green - 13: Silence
13: Silence
Nic Fiddian-Green - 14: Plaster Model for a Monument in Lead
14: Plaster Model for a Monument in Lead
Nic Fiddian-Green - 15: Still
15: Still
Nic Fiddian-Green - 16: Artemis – ‘I Will Look Beyond for a Distant Land’
16: Artemis – ‘I Will Look Beyond for a Distant Land’
Nic Fiddian-Green - 17: Still Water (Maquette for Marble Arch)
17: Still Water (Maquette for Marble Arch)
Nic Fiddian-Green - 18: Listening for a Voice in the Wind
18: Listening for a Voice in the Wind
Nic Fiddian-Green - 19: Resting (Maquette for ‘Still Water’ at Marble Arch)
19: Resting (Maquette for ‘Still Water’ at Marble Arch)
Nic Fiddian-Green - 20: Of Earth
20: Of Earth
Nic Fiddian-Green - 21: Beyond the Edge
21: Beyond the Edge
Nic Fiddian-Green - 22: Still Water – ‘Drawn in the Air’
22: Still Water – ‘Drawn in the Air’
Nic Fiddian-Green - 23: Still Water – ‘To Feel the Warmth of the Earth’
23: Still Water – ‘To Feel the Warmth of the Earth’
Nic Fiddian-Green - 24: Christ Fragment
24: Christ Fragment
Nic Fiddian-Green - 25: Born, Broken, Risen
25: Born, Broken, Risen
Nic Fiddian-Green - 26: They Stretched Out His Arms and Nailed Him to a Tree
26: They Stretched Out His Arms and Nailed Him to a Tree