John Bicknell : Nanook and the pursuit of truth 2018 : 197cm x 245cm oil on canvas
John Bicknell is a painter whose work in the past thirty years has crossed between abstraction , figuration, film, the voice and performance. His work during the eighties and nineties centred on an exploration of abstraction and landscape. More recent work has developed a figurative narrative drawn from wide ranging sources and influences including film, theatre, the history of painting, and photo-journalism. He has worked in collaboration with artists, film-makers and actors.