DAVID NASH
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All of Nash’s art is about revealing Nature and Life itself through his favourite material, wood. “Rather than elaborating an idea and trying to find the right material, I have always been attracted by wood. Everything about it inspires me, from its form to its essence”, reveals the British artist settled for more than forty years in North Wales.
Well-known for his burnt wood sculptures, from the 28th of September to the 2nd of February 2020, a new retrospective of his work is also on show at the Tower Art Gallery in Eastbourne, housing one of the most important public art collections in the South of England.

Artworks
Biography

Solo Shows

 

2019
David Nash, Galerie Louis Gendre, Chamalières, France. Press release – Full preview of works.
David Nash: 200 Seasons, Towner Art Gallery,  Eastbourne,United Kingdom
David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons, Musée National, Cardiff, United Kingdom
2018
First the tree, then the form, Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt , Germany
Wood, Metal, Pigment, Annely Juda Fine Art, Londres, France
Column, Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France
Nature to nature, Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint Louis, France
2016
Columns, Peaks and Torso, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
2015
David Nash, kukje Gallery, Séoul, Korea
2014
Prints & Multiples, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
2013
A Natural Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew,United Kingdom
2012
David Nash – Black & Red : Bronze & Wood, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
David Nash Pastels and Sculptures, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
David Nash at Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, Londres, Royaume-Uni
2011
RED, BLACK, OTHER, Mostyn, Llandudno,United Kingdom
2010
Crack & Warp Column: David Nash, Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, United States
David Nash, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, United Kingdom
2009
Monumental Sculpture, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim,Germany
2008
Naturformen, ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg,Germany
2007
David Nash, Kukje Gallery, Séoul, Korea
2005
The Language of Wood/Sculpture and Drawings, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, United States
David Nash, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
2004
David Nash, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, United Kingdom
Twmps and Eggs, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
2003
David Nash, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, United States
Roche Beech, NewArtCentre, Salisbury, United Kingdom
2002
David Nash, Galerie Lelong, New York, United States
2001
Sculptures, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
2000
Line of cut, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
1998
David Nash, Parc Régional Tournay-Solvay, Bruxelles, Belgium
1996
Line of Cut, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom
A survey, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Anvers, Belgium
1995
Voyages And Vessels, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Etats-Unis
Voyages And Vessels, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – MCASD Downtown, San Diego, United States
Otoineppu Spirit Of Three Seasons, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan
Voyages and Vessels, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison, United States
1994
Voyages And Vessels, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, United States
David Nash, Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), Santa Monica, United States
1990
David Nash: chêne & frêne de Pierre-de-Bresse, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais, France
Sculpture 1971-90, Serpentine Gallery, Londres, United Kingdom
Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hambourg, Germany
Fragments Of Recent Commissions, Frith Street Gallery, Londres, United Kingdom
1989
En villégiature, Centre international d’art et du paysage de l´île de Vassivière, Ile de Vassivière, France
1987
Funagata Works, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1983
Sixty Seasons. A survey of sculpture, drawings and outdoor work. Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, United Kingdom
1979
David Nash, Arnolfini, Bristol,  United Kingdom
1976
David Nash, Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom

Group shows
2016
Choices Paris 2016, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2012
Works on Paper – Summer Sale – An international collection, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
2010
Summer Exhibition 2010, Royal academy, Londres, United Kingdom
Crucible 2010, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, United Kingdom
2006
Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States
2003
In Retrospect: Thirty Sculptors, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, United Kingdom
2002
Shift, Galerie Lelong, New York, United States
1995
Here and Now: Twenty-five years of British Sculpture from 1970 to the present, Serpentine Gallery, Londres, United Kingdom
1989
Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Takasaki, Japan
Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites, The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
1988
A Quiet Revolution: British Sculpture Since 1965, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, United States
Britannica: Trente Ans de Sculpture, Musée d’art moderne André Malraux (MuMa), Le Havre, France
Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites, The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan
1987
A Quiet Revolution: British Sculpture Since 1966, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, United States
Emerging artists 1978-1986 : Selections from the Exxon series, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States
1986 Transformations in sculpture. four decades of American and European art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States
1983
The Sculpture Show, Serpentine Gallery, Londres, United Kingdom
53-83: Three Decades of Artists from Inner London Art Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, United Kingdom
1982
British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, Part II: Symbol and Imagination 1951-80, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Londres, United Kingdom
Art and the Sea, Institute of Contemporary Arts London (ICA), Londres, United Kingdom
1980
British art now : An American Perspective – 1980 Exxon International Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States

Biennial

2015
Blickachsen 10, Skulpturenbiennale Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, Germany

Collection

ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
Museum Biedermann / Museum Art.Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany
Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, Allemagne Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Anvers, Belgium
Centro de Arte y Naturaleza – Fundación Beulas (CDAN), Huesca, Spain
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, United States
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, United States
Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, United States
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, United States
Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA), Espoo, Finland
Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan
Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, United Kingdom
Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, Royaume Uni
Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, United Kingdom
Tate Britain, Londres, United Kingdom
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom

Solo show

2004
Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, United Kingdom

Bibliography

David Nash Jean Frémon. David Nash, Line of cut. Galerie Lelong, 2000, 24 pages.
David Nash / Amanda Farr. David Nash, Twmps and Eggs. Galerie Lelong, 2004, 60 pages.
Lynton Norbert. David Nash. Edition Abrams, 2008, 168 pages.
Collectif. David Nash, At Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2010, 176 pages.
Thierry Dufréne. David Nash, Black and Red : Bronze and Wood. Galerie Lelong, 2012, 77 pages.
Michelle Payne. David Nash : A Natural Gallery. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew , 2013, 192 pages