Nigel Peake 'Maps' Book
"The drawings in this book are an edited collection from the past few years.
Documenting small time adventures and excursions outwith a mile radius from where I call home. From train rides facing backwards, to crammed bus rides in tiny hill-top towns, to bike rides through the backyards of Europe. Records of the vast, unyielding concrete miles of Shanghai, to the paths between mountains and forests in late night French countryside to the old paint splattered wooden floor in London that I sleep on from time to time. In addition to this there are also some imaginings of possible places - cities built from train tunnels and underground arches to invisible concrete cities.
Some of the maps are drawn a couple of months after the occasion and others begin as a scribble in thin card-covered sketchbooks in desolate airports on overnight waits. The drawings are of the micro and the macro, the colourful and the monotone, the fragments and the nearing complete."
About Nigel Peake
Nigel Peake is a former RIBA silver award commended architecture student from the University of Edinburgh, where he has also tutored and assisted in the design units. Last year a collection of his work was published as 'Sheds.'
From his attic studio on a quiet road he continues to enjoy making and drawing things. He has recently exhibited in Antwerp, Shanghai, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and his drawings have been used for a variety of commercial projects.
See more of Nigel's work at http://www.secondstreet.co.uk
148.5mm X 210mm