Nick Cobb is an artist working with experimental photography techniques and constructing large scale installations.
Nicholas Cobb is a Kent-based artist working with photography, digital art and constructions. He has also curated exhibitions and was part of a team that organised the Nunhead Art Trail.
For 20 years he taught photography, Photoshop and various fine art courses at Putney School of Art.
With photography he takes an experimental approach, mostly using a distorting mirror to find a more subjective and uncontrolled result in the mirror’s reflection.
Much of his imagery concerns the environment. In 2019 he spent time at the rewilding project at Knepp farm photographing the flora and recording the sounds in the woods and fields. These were then collaged together in the ‘Field Works’ series.
In the face of environmental destruction of habitat he looks for the positive narratives.
Most recently he has taken his unusual approach to photography to a field and parts of Blean Woods on the Canterbury Road, between Herne and Sturry.
Over the course of 2023 he has joined group exhibitions in Beach Creative’s Gallery and his own garage/studio gallery- part of East Kent Artist Open House- in Herne Bay.
In his studio he pieces together elaborate constructions in card that reflect on our experience of climate change. Some of these have been exhibited as part of community actions in the face of controversial development.
Another side to photography is his interest in the landscapes of some of Modernism’s great artist’s.
He has photographed at Giverny – Monet’s garden, the area around Aix-en-Provance where Cezanne painted, the town of Ceret where Soutine worked and currently , the art of Alan Reynolds in Kent.
Recent group shows:
Garage Gallery Show, East Kent Artist Open House, Herne Bay 2023
7 Walls, Beach Creative, Herne Bay, 2023
Peckham Festival, Copeland Gallery, 2021
ICP Concerned, Curated by David Campany. International Centre of Photography, New York USA 2020
Creekside Open, [photographs] Deptford. Curated by Sacha Craddock London 2019
Our Local Landscape, Group show as part of Nunhead Art Trail, Aquarius Golf Clubhouse, London 2019
Homage to Bees. Group show as part of Dulwich Festival 264 and 274 Upland Rd. London 2019