Nicola Ellis
Powder coated works

Dead powder series: How to survive everyday life. Dead powder and discarded steel. 72 x 45 x 2.5 cm. 2019. 'Dead Powder' is the small amount of waste cleaned from the powder coating spray booth after every job. It accumulates in a large IBC tub. The overall colour of this waste changes as a result of the various jobs processed in the paint shop. 'Dead powder' works document this colour change over time.

Dead powder series: How to survive everyday life. Dead powder and discarded steel. 72 x 45 x 2.5 cm. 2019. Detail.

Dead powder series: Missing bits. Dead powder and discarded steel. 2019. 'Dead Powder' is the small amount of waste cleaned from the powder coating spray booth after every job. It accumulates in a large IBC tub. The overall colour of this waste changes as a result of the various jobs processed in the paint shop. 'Dead powder' works document this colour change over time.

Dead powder series: Two is too much but one is not enough. Dead powder and discarded steel. 2019. 'Dead Powder' is the small amount of waste cleaned from the powder coating spray booth after every job. It accumulates in a large IBC tub. The overall colour of this waste changes as a result of the various jobs processed in the paint shop. 'Dead powder' works document this colour change over time.

Dead powder and discarded steel. Detail. 2019

Retroactivity series: (Delete). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019

Retroactivity series: (Delete). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019. Detail

Retroactivity series: (Delete). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019. Detail

Retroactivity series: (No content). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 40.5 x 59 x 0.2cm. 2019

Retroactivity series: (No content). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 40.5 x 59 x 0.2cm. Detail. 2019

Retroactivity series: (No problem). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019

 

Retroactivity series: (No problem). Powder coating affected by oil traces left by hands and machines during manufacturing processes. Powder coating and steel. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. Detail. 2019.

 

 

Live Powder series: Speak slowly and in long sentences. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019. 'Live powder' is fresh powder coating ready for use. These works are made in short sessions which punctuate regular powder coating activity. During these sessions the paint shop becomes a studio, creating opportunity for experimentation in fresh powder application. This invites an element of the unknown into an environment ordinarily set up for a systematic process.

Live powder: speak slowly and in long sentences. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019. Detail

Live powder: speak slowly and in long sentences. 34 x 51 x 0.25cm. 2019. Detail

Live powder series: Ultimate customer. Powder coated Stainless steel 15 x 18 x .25cm 2019. 'Live powder' is fresh powder coating ready for use. These works are made in short sessions which punctuate regular powder coating activity. During these sessions the paint shop becomes a studio, creating opportunity for experimentation in fresh powder application. This invites an element of the unknown into an environment ordinarily set up for a systematic process.

 Live powder series: MOP Powder coated stainless steel 15 x 18 x .25cm 2019. 'Live powder' is fresh powder coating ready for use. These works are made in short sessions which punctuate regular powder coating activity. During these sessions the paint shop becomes a studio, creating opportunity for experimentation in fresh powder application. This invites an element of the unknown into an environment ordinarily set up for a systematic process.

Live powder series: Failure as the fundamental condition of surprise Powder coated mild steel 30 x 12 x .5cm 2019. Private collection. 'Live powder' is fresh powder coating ready for use. These works are made in short sessions which punctuate regular powder coating activity. During these sessions the paint shop becomes a studio, creating opportunity for experimentation in fresh powder application. This invites an element of the unknown into an environment ordinarily set up for a systematic process.

Live powder series: The circular is almost alien. Powder coating and steel. 17 x 18 x 0.5cm. 2019. 'Live powder' is fresh powder coating ready for use. These works are made in short sessions which punctuate regular powder coating activity. During these sessions the paint shop becomes a studio, creating opportunity for experimentation in fresh powder application. This invites an element of the unknown into an environment ordinarily set up for a systematic process.

Live Powder series: the circular is almost alien. Detail.

Live powder series: Assisted lift. 17 x 18 x 0.5cm. 2019. 'Live powder' is fresh powder coating ready for use. These works are made in short sessions which punctuate regular powder coating activity. During these sessions the paint shop becomes a studio, creating opportunity for experimentation in fresh powder application. This invites an element of the unknown into an environment ordinarily set up for a systematic process.

Live powder series: Assisted lift. Detail