Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Nick Goss

Bon Jus

Top Pick

Christopher Le Brun, artist and President of the Royal Academy; Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Year 2016
Medium watercolour, ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions 29 x 20 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Nick Goss:

Born 1981 Bristol, Nick Goss lives and works in London. Graduated from BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art (2006); and MA Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools (2009).

Goss layers personal and collective history on the canvas through scenes of confident accretion and erasure, constructing and reconstructing phenomena that never had physical form. His paintings clearly summon the space of dreams, where time, space and identity slip, but the sense of a journey propels artist and viewer forward. Goss has been the subject of four solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley, along with multiple solo shows at Simon Preston, New York, and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. His first institutional survey, "Morley's Mirror" at Pallant House, Chichester was accompanied by a catalogue co-published with Koenig Books, London.

Selected solo exhibitions include Nine Mile Burn, Josh Lilley, London (2020); Morley's Mirror, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2019); Dolphin Express, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2018); De Ramp, Josh Lilley, London (2017); and Bluing, Simon Preston Gallery, New York (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Dear John, Adams & Ollman, Portland (2021); Hommage A Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2020); Rainforest Action Network Exhibition, Eccleston Project Space, London (2019); Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London (2019); Preparing for What, Josh Lilley, London (2019); Botánica, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2017); Group Show 2017, Tannery Arts, London (2017); Currents, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei (2017); and A New Kitchen Sink, Josh Lilley, London (2017).