Born 1964, Hamilton, New Zealand
The principles of hermetic philosophy drive everything in Nigel Jamieson's three–dimensional conjurings. In the un–predetermined, arbitrary manner of the archetypal fool, Jamieson toys with his objects and their placement until latent meaning emerges and is alchemically discovered, recognised, reified.
In Temperance, built on the geometry of a spiral, the structure is so tenuously fabricated and kinetically charged that it may fall at any moment. Yet, transcendentally, like nature with its balancing flow of opposites, it achieves a self–supporting harmony.
Ross Wolfe from his Samstag essay, Samstag The First Millenium
1993 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1993 MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney