Nicholas Cheeseman

Nicholas Cheeseman is a 2014 graduate of Chelsea College of Arts, who investigates form primarily in sculpture but also through detailed embroidery or pen drawings made entirely from carefully placed dots.

Cheeseman processes challenge the integrity of the form being created or deconstructed and the element of failure is often deliberately visible in his work.

The series of works in the collection investigate the notion of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. The images depict a single point on the journey of growth and decay of objects that are often ignored as detritus.

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Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Barbwire' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Barbwire'

Drawing on fine art Giclée paper made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Plastic that had been caught on barbed wire that was protecting a warehouse on an industrial estate in east London.   Original Pen Drawing on Paper.  Width 84cm x Height 59.5cm     Also available as a print on...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Plastic Bag' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Plastic Bag'

(Original is sold).   Limited Edition Giclee print of a drawing made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by a plastic waste bag. The print is a digital reproduction of the original drawing on the finest quality, archival, acid-free matt paper, and is produced at the highest resolution to ensure...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Metal Scaffolding' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Metal Scaffolding'

Drawing on fine art Giclée paper made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by scaffolding seen during the building of the Olympic Park in east London.    Original Pen Drawing on Paper.  Width 59.5cm x Height 42 cm    Also available as a print on Giclée paper £250.00 No. 3, (3/15). Contact...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Junctures' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Junctures'

Created from a found branch that has been transformed so that the core of the wood is visible. In places the wood has been sanded down so that it is paper thin. The wood has been used to pierce wet clay pots. The forms of these thrown vessels were inspired...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Venulnerability', Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Venulnerability',

11th Century English masonry carving has painted on denim in acrylic paint. The denim is stretched around a wooden frame that has been whittled away in one corner to two touching points. The painting has been embroidered in thread on the lower half. The embroidered thread only just reaches and...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Madeira House' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Madeira House'

(Original is sold).   Limited Edition Giclee print of a drawing made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by an old house in Funchal’s old town. The print is a digital reproduction of the original drawing on the finest quality, archival, acid-free matt paper, and is produced at the highest...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Bamboo Scaffolding' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Bamboo Scaffolding'

Drawing on fine art Giclée paper made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by scaffolding seen in Thailand.   Original Pen Drawing on Paper.  Width 84cm x Height 59.5cm     Also available as a print on Giclée paper £250.00 No. 1, (1/15). Contact us for details.  

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Palm Leaf Roof Hut’ Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Palm Leaf Roof Hut’

Limited Edition Giclee print of a drawing made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by a collapsing hut seen in Tamil Nadu, India.   Original Pen Drawing on Paper.  Width 59.5cm x Height 84cm     Also available as a print on Giclée paper £250.00 No. 6, (6/15). Contact us for details.  ...

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Transformation of Transportation' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Transformation of Transportation'

Sections of a wooden delivery pallet, mitered and glued to create a wooden frame. Inside the frame is an A4 piece of sketchbook paper with a frame design inspired by 18th Century Chippendale designs, drawn in pencil, pen, coloured pencil and acrylic paint. The design has been carved into one...

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Fencepost’ Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Fencepost’

(Original is sold)     Limited Edition Giclee print of a drawing made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by a post in the new forest that was part of a fence that had been constantly fixed rather than rebuilt. The print is a digital reproduction of the original drawing...

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Broken Pallets’ SOLD Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Broken Pallets’

Embroidery made by hand using a sewing machine. The image was inspired by photographs taken of broken sections from wooden pallets. The broken pallets were stacked in an industrial estate in east London.   Thread on Fabric Width 34cm x Height 24cm     

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Material Integrity' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Material Integrity'

The tree branches have been reduced using an angle grinder with chainsaw blade and sanding discs until one end is as thin as a piece of paper. The four clay coil pots were made and were then stacked whilst still drying. The malleability of the clay and its ability to...

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Material Junctures’ Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Material Junctures’

The tree branches have been reduced using an angle grinder with chainsaw blade and sanding discs until one end is as thin as a piece of paper. The four clay coil pots were made and were then stacked whilst still drying. The malleability of the clay and its ability to...

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Twisted Wire’ Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Twisted Wire’

Embroidery made by hand using a sewing machine. The image was inspired by photographs taken of a wooden fence post wrapped in barbed wire. The fence was seen in an industrial estate in east London.   Thread on Fabric, Height 30cm x Width 22 cm

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Broken Barriers’ Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Broken Barriers’

Antique French wooden shutters have been drilled, carved and sanded. The two shutters are stood within each other, and support each other as well as a piece of embroidery that references a wire fence.    Wood Shutters, Thread, 2014 135cm x120cm x 65cm

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Paper Play' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Paper Play'

A free standing roll of 120gsm paper has been unrolled and pierced with a chair. The chair has been sanded until all the parts are a comparable thickness to the rolled paper.   Wood, 2014 120cm x 60cm x 60cm  

Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Fabricated Completeness' Nicholas Cheeseman - 'Fabricated Completeness'

A metal grate has been restored by replacing the broken and missing section using a carved piece of wood. The wood was carved from a branch and in parts the bark and lichen can still be seen.   Wood (in metal grate), 2014 7cm x 6cm x 4 cm

Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Detritus’ Nicholas Cheeseman - ‘Detritus’

(Original is sold)   Limited Edition Giclee print of a drawing made entirely of 0.5mm dots.   Inspired by waste material caught in a levada after the floods in Funchal, Madeira, in 2010. The print is a digital reproduction of the original drawing on the finest quality, archival, acid-free matt...