Nick Bibby: One of the Best Sculptors of his Generation
Nick Bibby is widely regarded as one of the best sculptors of his generation, with an exceptional ability to render that which inspires him (be it real or imagined) into three dimensions. His stunning, figurative, bird and animal sculptures seem almost alive. Exquisitely observed. Rich with almost imperceptible subtleties; elevating his art from the merely good to that of a true master. Each one demonstrating Nick’s astonishing ability to capture form and character. Nick’s work is owned and admired by an ever growing number of people worldwide, including royalty, politicians and business leaders, diplomats, famous authors, artists, actors and musicians.
Nick’s talent, skill, experience and lifelong dedication to his craft is clearly visible in every piece he sculpts. It is truly rare to find an artist with such ability. The ‘Bibby’ sculptural style, whilst very definitely figurative, is quite unique. Fascinated by both form and detail Nick sculpts with a fluidity and energy that many admire, but few can equal. Simultaneously and apparently effortlessly, combining vivacious energy with a jewel-like attention to detail, resulting in instantly recognisable works of art. In Nick’s eyes, all his subjects are enthralling, wonderful and beautiful, and through his sculpture he strives to encapsulate that beauty and wonder for all to see. As Paul Cézanne once said of Claude Monet, “Only an eye. But what an eye!”
Nick’s sculptures are both beautiful, collectable, works of art and loving figurative portraits. With subjects ranging widely, from small to monumental, Nick’s sculptures are owned and admired by an ever growing number of Bibby Collectors worldwide.
Born in County Durham in 1960, Nick was a precocious talent, drawing and painting as soon as he could hold a pencil, or paintbrush. Even in those very early days, he was drawn towards work in three dimensions. His earliest childhood sculptures were made using plasticine, or whatever came to hand when the plasticine ran out, as it often did. And with his natural gift for working in three dimensions, it was an obvious progression that Nick should begin selling work in his early teens, becoming a full-time sculptor in his late teens, after leaving art college at eighteen.
Ark: Chester Cathedral, Chester
Out Of Nature: Eagle’s Rest, Jersey
Kelly Brewer / Nick Bibby: The Crossgate Gallery, Lexington, KY
A Bestiary of the Real and Imagined: Sladmore Gallery, London
The Royal Academy of Art, London
Sladmore Gallery, London
Gladwell & Patterson, London
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin
Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik
Ile Aux Aigrettes, Mauritius (Permanent Exhibition)
Mall Galleries, London
The Society of Portrait Sculptors, London
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Permanent Exhibition)
Nature in Art Museum, Wallsworth Hall
“The Crucible” Gloucester Cathedral
The Wildlife Art Gallery, Suffolk
Pangolin Gallery, London