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A summer with Nic Fiddian-Green


Be it London or Italy, admire the amazing horse sculptures by this British artist.

The street was literally on fire as famous sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green brought his studio to Berkeley Square in London to do a casting in bronze on the opening night of his exhibition on June 10.

The famous British sculptor, known for is impressive, powerful horse’s heads, and “Still Water” at Marble Arch in the center of London in particular, has been casting his work since he started his career. Sharing this process with a large crowd of friends, fans, connoisseurs and collectors (as well as the usual after work crowd of the adjacent pub) in attendance was quite a spectacle. Using the lost wax technique, one of the oldest processes used to duplicate a metal sculpture and very accurate in replicating every detail, Nic Fiddian-Green heated the metal at over 1200⁰C, pouring it into a molded shell before releasing a small bronze sculpture representing … a horse’s head.

The exhibition not only shows some of his most beautiful and individual pieces but also offers very interesting insight to the sculptor’s work, from conception to modelling, and casting to patination. Upon entering the exhibition, visitors immediately find themselves in the artist’s studio, complete with all his tools and paraphernalia offering an even better understanding of the sculptor’s process that the ever-friendly Nic Fiddian-Green is unfailingly eager to explain or discuss throughout the event.

For those who not able to attend the London exhibition, which will be open until July 31, there will be an opportunity to admire the sculptor’s work in Italy from July 4 until the end of September. “Inspired in Italy” will be held at the magnificent equestrian estate of Castello di Reschio. The exhibition will see the most significant display of Nic Fiddian’s work to date, with over 15 new bronze pieces including a 4m x 3m high Roman horse as the centerpiece of the show. The British artist is also an accomplished draughtsman and will be exhibiting a number of charcoal drawings of Reschio, as well as the streets of Florence by night.

“The World’s his Studio” opens on June 10 and will run until July 31, 2015 at Sladmore Contemporary, Bruton Place, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6NW.

“Inspired in Italy” will be held at the Tabaccaia di Reschio, and will open with a gala preview on Friday, July 4 and be on display until the end of September 2015.

Journalist : Sophie Renauldon