Nigel Hall

CSF Shorts
October 30, 2020

Nigel Hall's work, principally made of polished wood or steel, are concerned with three dimensional space, mass and line. His abstract and geometric sculptures give as much prominence to voids and shadows as to the solidity of material and each work changes with light and viewpoint reflecting the landscapes that inspired them.

“My work goes through periods where things have a complexity and then gradually I get a handle on it; I’m aiming always towards a simple statement.” 

Nigel Hall studied at the West of England College of Art, Bristol from 1960 to 1964 and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1964 to 1967.  A Harkness Fellowship took him to the United States from 1967 to 1969. Hall has had many exhibitions around the world and has been widely collected.  His first tubular aluminium sculpture was made in 1970.  In subsequent years he explored the ways in which tubular construction alters the viewer’s perception of space.  This interest in the qualities of spatial construction was balanced by an equally strong pre-occupation with the particular sites his sculptures occupy.  His recent work has been less minimal in feel, tending towards stronger, more solid forms.