Rob & Nick Carter: Into the Studio with John Jones
- Monday 30 April
- Studio 7, 30 Warple Way, London W3 7SP
- Nearest Tube
- Turnham Green (Piccadilly/District)
The story of Rob and Nick (Nicky to pals) Carter is an interesting one. Nicky was working as a waitress in The Groucho Club in 1989 before becoming the club’s art curator. In 1997, Nicky met Rob, a fine art photographer, they fell in love, got hitched and began an artistic collaboration that hasn’t stopped since. Their work is all about three things; light, colour & form. Their ongoing exploration of these three mysterious elements has led them to work in a huge range of diverse media and materials, from neon lights to paint and everything in between. For their most recent series of work, they went out into a field on a glorious sunny day, threw industrial quantities of pure powdered paint pigment into the air from atop a scaffold structure and photographed the natural explosion of colour that took place. Each explosion lasts for just a fraction of a second so capturing these fleeting moments ain’t easy. But the results are astounding and have created quite a stir amongst those that collect their work, including Elton John, Jude Law and Kevin Spacey. The duo are also renowned for working at their studio in the dark, guided only by glow-in-the-dark stars from their daughter’s bedroom which warn of objects they might walk into as they ‘paint with light’ in the pitch black. Rob & Nicky will be chatting to us at their studio about what they do, how they do it and how often they argue. More fun than you can shake a stick at.
This event is for Members Only (25 places)