The compositions of Nick Terry’s watercolors are distilled from the inherent qualities of the materials he works with and the openness of his method to unforeseen developments. In his latest series, dating from the past several years, large rolls of application tape are employed as a substrate. The thin, crepe-like paper induces the paint to pool into rivulets, pools, and crevices. Terry next edits down from each original large-scaled sheet, isolating and developing areas of interest, working free from the confines of a predetermined proportion. The scale and shape of each finished painting is the direct result of this process.
Nick Terry lives and works in Marfa, Texas. He is currently represented by Bartha Contemporary, London and the David Totah gallery, New York.