Nigel Van Wieck is an English painter who resides in New York City, his paintings portray excerpts of American life. Van Wieck’s story begins as a young man at the epicenter of the 60s revolution in London, a time that transformed him from a painter to a kinetic artist working with neon to explore light. He exhibited in galleries and museums for the next ten years. When Van Wieck decided to return to painting, he discovered that those ten years were beneficial as they had taught him about light, which became an essential tool of his work. His understanding of light not only gives color and vibrance to the work, but it is also the device used for constructing his masterly compositions; and composition is Van Wieck’s primary concern because it supports his narrative. He is a storyteller. In the decades Van Wieck has lived and worked in New York, he has created a distinctive idiom firmly rooted in American Realism: city life, bars, street corners, beaches and parks. David Galloway wrote about his work in Art News magazine: “Their intimate formats seem to vibrate with the inner life, lending additional resonance to that poetry of the commonplace that is Van Wieck’s specialty.”

Van Wieck’s works have been exhibited worldwide in Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery in London, The Venice Biennale’s Centennial Exhibition, and the Didier Aaron Gallery in New York.


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I don’t really sign things, but when I do, I just use my initials.

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Where were you born?

Bexleyheath, South East London.

Where are you based now?

Manhattan, New York.

How do you pronounce your last name?

“Van Vee—eck”.

Why did you become a painter?

When I was ten my primary school held a regular art class. In one lesson my teacher taught me how to paint a sky by wetting a sheet of paper and washing a streak of blue paint across it. I was so proud of my realistic sky it gave me a fantastic high. That moment propelled me to be a painter. You could say I’ve been chasing that high ever since.

Who are your favourite artists?

I like a lot of artists. I look to others when I’m seeking solutions to the things I’m painting. However, there are two artists I believe I’m really connected to, one is Johannes Vermeer and the other is Edward Hopper.

Who or what inspires you?

What inspires me is what interests me. As Duke Ellington says: “If it sounds good, it is good.”

When is your next exhibition?

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