Artwork Description / Detail
Nic Fiddian-Green is a British sculptor, best known for his lifelike models of horses’ heads. His equestrian sculptures celebrate the beauty, energy and quietude of the animal and have won the artist worldwide acclaim.
Fiddian-Green was born in Hampshire in 1963. He was educated at Eton College and graduated with a BA in Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Art, London and an MA at Central St Martins College of Art with a focus on Lost Wax Casting.
Whilst studying for his foundation diploma at Chelsea College of Art in 1983, Fiddian Green discovered the iconic 5th century B.C Selene Horse at the British Museum in London. This chance discovery would shape the rest the artist’s career. The Selene Horse has remained the key subject of his practice; a benchmark for balance, harmony and proportion.
Fiddian-Green rose to prominence in 2010 with his installation of Still Water at London’s Marble Arch. The 33ft bronze sculpture depicts a horse serenely drinking water from a solid plinth situated at a busy intersection in the heart of London. The contrast between the calm and solitude of the sculpture with the hustle and bustle of its surroundings has made it one of London’s landmark monuments.
Fiddian-Green works from a studio in the stable block at Wintershall, Surrey, using horses there as life models. He casts bronze works outdoors, using a mobile kiln. He also works in clay and riveted sheet metal, soapstone, Carrera and Connemara marble. Demand for his work continues to grow, and his sculptures are regularly displayed in New York, Hong Kong and Sydney.