1988-1990 The Royal College of Art, London, MA 1984-1988 Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, BA
Nelson Diplexcito is a very private painter who values, above all, the history of painting and how he can absorb its process into his own practice as a contemporary artist.
For Diplexcito, to make something in three dimensions for Cure3 was a great challenge: "my studio activity is painting and drawing and involves a kind of relentless wrestling with compositional and spatial devices but always in two dimensions." By incorporating oil paint tubes to create a sculpture which is rooted in the language and process of painting, Diplexcito has pushed the boundaries of his chosen medium. "For me, painting is about an arrival, where the space acts simultaneously as the seeing point and revealing/appearance point. This arrival can act both as a point of coalescence and of division." The risk of "losing the painting", a fear he has expressed in the past, has here resulted in the gaining of the resulting three-dimensional artwork, Studio (For A.F).