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68. Nicola Peirce

Hold On Tight

Estimate: £150 - 250

The Christmas Auction - Lot 68, Nicola Peirce, Hold On Tight

Signed (lower right) and editioned (lower left).
Screen print and paper collage on Somerset velvet antique paper
76 x 56 cm.
Created in 2012
This work is number 4 from an edition of 6.

Hold on Tight is a screen print inspired by an image of The Outsider periodical, Loujon Press 1961.

The Outsider was a 1960's literary periodical famed for publishing the works of Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. Nicola draws on the stylistically compelling graphics and text used on the cover of Outsider. The font is created by hand using paper collaged together to make the letters, (i.e. it’s not a digital font). This is then scanned into a computer to complete the design of the print.

Nicola’s background in Night Club visuals provides her with a finely tuned acumen regarding the power of promotional imagery. With skilful use of analogue and digital means, the language of graphics and semiology is rendered as spontaneous and dynamic, immediate and rude.

In Nicola's work graphic forms are carefully disassembled, processed and re-applied to present a new and irreverent collage, both playful and mischievous.

Her work is inspired by music and it's subcultures, dance, typography, symbols, language, patterns and process. Since 1997 she has been involved in projecting bespoke visuals specialising in analogue slide, 8mm and 16mm film to produce projections for various music based events: club nights, live bands and dance performances.


Fine Art (BA Hons), University for Creative Arts Farnham. 

Nicola is one of the resident visual artists designing projections at the Notting Hill Arts Club.

The Christmas Auction - Lot 68, Nicola Peirce, Hold On Tight

07 Dec Dec 07

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU