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Nick Lepard studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2008.
His most recent paintings explore the physicality of painting – both its application and its dependence on space in the real world. It does so through color, scale and gesture. The images are bright and playful in color, but macabre and grotesque in other aspects.
Lacking any clear spacial or formal boundaries, his images rest between creation and destruction. The intention behind this is to convey a kind of mortality, a symptom of the organic and traditional. In an increasingly digital world, painting is an evermore engaging art form, says Lepard.
His work has been exhibited across British Columbia and in California.