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Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams is a UK-born & -based sculptor and photographer, who has also spent some time living and working near the Rocky Mountains in Western Canada.
After a professional career to date in computing, automotive design, animation, photography, and multimedia, he is now fully engaged in creating sculpture and imagery. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Animation, but is entirely self-taught over many years working with wood & metal, and in photography & image manipulation.
His sculpture work is mostly in sheet metal (copper, brass, steel, aluminium, etc), often re-cycled, and frequently with ‘found’ objects as a basis.
His influences and inspiration come from a wide range of sources, including industrial archaeology, heritage transport, modern abstract sculpture, and ethnic mask-making.
His current themes include the creation of beautiful botanical forms from spent armaments, and the “fantastic embellishment” of antique domestic & industrial artefacts. Whilst works in the former can invoke disturbing confrontations with the nature of human conflict, works in the latter often incorporate a good deal of humour and nostalgia.
"I have always been interested in industrial archaeology and heritage transport. This has led over the years to a mounting realisation and awareness of the massive loss of skills, resources and manufacturing ability which developed in a country that used to be the centre of the entire industrial world.
This initial dismay eventually turned into despair (while slowly getting buried under a mountain of appalling-quality goods emanating from the far-east), which spurred me on to respond by creating objects that would bring viewers attention to this loss, through nostalgia, fantasy, humour and fascination - hopefully invoking a universal desire to re-discover, re-learn and re-apply the skills required to design & manufacture the type and quality of goods which I use as the basis of my creations - especially amongst younger people".
He has exhibited across the U.K., and his work appears in collections from Madrid to New York.

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