Life Stories with Ian Rutter

Life Stories with Nick Fudge

April 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 32
Life Stories with Ian Rutter
Life Stories with Nick Fudge
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Life Stories with Ian Rutter
Life Stories with Nick Fudge
Apr 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 32
Ian Rutter
Nick Fudge is a British painter, sculptor and digital artist who became known as 'The Lost YBA' referring to his disappearance from the British Art Scene 25 years ago.
Show Notes

Nick Fudge is a British painter, sculptor and digital artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London alongside fellow students such as Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Gary Hume and David Landy under the tutorship of Michael Craig-Martin and Jon Thompson. Such was the talent of this emerging group of artists, they attracted the attention of the top London Galleries and investors and collectively they became known as the Young British Artists - a movement that revitalised the contemporary British Art scene. 

However, on the eve of his graduate show, Nick took the decision to destroy his collection of work and disappear. He left the UK for the United States and a 25 year long period of self-imposed exile. He became known as the Lost YBA, but he continued to work only recently deciding to return from the United States with a view to exhibiting his now large body of work. 

Nick, who now lives near Órgiva in La Alpujarra, talks candidly about his decision to leave behind the immediate commercial success of his fellow students and how this decision impacted both his life and his work. 



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