Nick Boon

I am a printmaker and programmer living in Dublin. I graduated from NCAD in 2013 and was awarded the Black Church John Kelly RHA (1932-2006) Award and remain a studio member. In 2015 I completed a higher diploma in Computer Science at Dublin Business School.

"Nick Boon examines subjectivity as a personal navigation by juxtaposing the frailty of humanity with impersonal graphic symbols of electronic origin. These symbols somehow hover over and attempt to guide while utimately loosing out to the hardware of the analogue, the actuality of the permanently etched surface, giving up an image both printed and cast from a matrix that reiterates his intentions" (Andrew Folan, in his notes for the Out Of Print Exhibition).

Selected exhibitions include the RHA and RUA Annual Exhibitions, the RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition and Travelling Exhibition and group exhibitions in the Mermaid Arts Centre, The Library Project,the Talbot Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, The Cross Gallery and NCAD Gallery.

Contact: boonnick at hotmail dot com.

Source code for programming projects, including this site, can be found at https://github.com/nickboon .

System Restore

Graphical representations of a simple microcosm generated with random variables and printed on washi for the Awagami International Mini-Print Exhibition 2019.

Awarded Honorable Mention.

  • System Restore: 1563743848692, giclée on washi.
    System Restore: 1563743848692, giclée on washi.
    System Restore: 1563743848692 , giclée on washi.
  • System Restore: 1563746981521, giclée on washi.
    System Restore: 1563746981521, giclée on washi.
    System Restore: 1563746981521 , giclée on washi.

Light Lines

Group exhibition showcasing contemporary Irish printmaking with Anja Mahler, Fiona McDonald and Louise Peat and curated by Deborah Madden.

I submitted a selection of etchings and a dynamic computer visualisation of the I Ching , which was projected on a corner of the gallery.

  • Light Lines Group Exhibition, test of I Ching projection.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition, test of I Ching projection.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition, test of I Ching projection.
  • Light Lines Group Exhibition, installed I Ching projection, photography by Paul Tierney, https://paultierney.com.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition, installed I Ching projection, photography by Paul Tierney, https://paultierney.com.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition, installed I Ching projection, photography by Paul Tierney, https://paultierney.com .
  • Light Lines Group Exhibition, installed etchings, photography by Paul Tierney, https://paultierney.com.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition, installed etchings, photography by Paul Tierney, https://paultierney.com.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition, installed etchings, photography by Paul Tierney, https://paultierney.com .
  • Light Lines Group Exhibition: Island, etching.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition: Island, etching.
    Light Lines Group Exhibition: Island , etching.

https://github.com/nickboon/lightlines - source code for the I Ching visualization.

Out Of Print

Group exhibition locating the activity of printmaking within the greater context of print curated by Andrew Folan.

Submission included etchings representing transformations of state, and figures negotiating lives in cloud. These were set against a running computer model of a shifting compass incorporating Cook Ding's knife from the Zhuangzi .

Theories

Unframed etchings with a projection of a computer model running on a Raspberry Pi. The model updated with randomly generated parameters every 2 seconds.

Universe

Etchings produced in response to Drinking Beneath The Moon by Li Po c. 743.

  • Universe: I, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: I, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: I , etching on Somerset.
  • Universe: II, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: II, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: II , etching on Somerset.
  • Universe: III, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: III, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: III , etching on Somerset.
  • Universe: IV, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: IV, etching on Somerset.
    Universe: IV , etching on Somerset.

20:20

An attempt to use a printing press to perform mathematical transformations on printed units.

  • 20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
  • 20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
  • 20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
  • 20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.
    20:20, etching on Somerset.