Nic Bladen

Protea Susannae

(Stink-leaf

Protea), 2017

Bronze

82 x 55 x 55 cm

Unique

 

Sold For £19,000

Nic Bladen (b. 1974)

Nic Bladen has become known for his extraordinary botanical sculptures, which demonstrate the technique he pioneered of casting entire plants in bronze and sterling silver. Bladen trained in the field of dental technology, a discipline that requires incredible precision and attention to detail. After several years of working in the field, Nic developed an interest in sculpture and began working at the Bronze Age Foundry, learning large scale bronze casting as well as all aspects of metalwork.

In 2015, Bladen worked as Artist in Residence at Tswalu Kalahari, a private game reserve in South Africa. The sculptures created during this time were a depiction of iconic, beautiful and strange Kalahari Desert plants and trees. Bladen’s unique works can be found in the Standard Bank, Ellerman House and private collections, both locally and abroad. He is currently working towards a solo exhibition to be held at Everard Read London early 2018

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Upcoming Exhibitions

15 September 2017 - 14 October 2017 • London, UK
Bronze, Steel & Stone Group Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read

5 October 2017 - 29 October 2017  Johannesburg, SA
Solo Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read

30 November 2017 - January 2018  Johannesburg, SA
Summer Sculpture Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read

Early 2018  London, UK
Solo Exhibition - Presented by Everard Read