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NICK TRENCH

Untitled by Nick Trench

Nick Trench, Untitled, 2006
Watercolour on paper, 10.2 x 15.2 cm

Nick Trench writes: An advert that has struck a chord with me is the old Kitkat advert in which the panda watcher at the zoo is interminably looking through his binoculars and waiting for the panda to appear, only for the panda to perform some startling dance moves during those few moments when he, to our amusement, blithely takes his Kitkat break. My premise is that the most interesting things are happening in the landscape or the painting at those very moments when your back is turned away from it, while for the rest of the time you continuously observe. It is part of this premise that by definition it is impossible for these things to happen otherwise - you cannot catch the landscape out - you cannot glimpse it or squint or catch it at the 'right moment'. We laugh with the camera at the expense of the panda watcher because we recognise ourselves in him, not in this all-seeing camera eye which too easily records such 'unbelievable' events.



Untitled by Nick Trench

Nick Trench, Untitled, 2006
Watercolour on paper, 10.2 x 15.2 cm

Nick shared a sketchbook
with Cally Trench

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