Rob and Nick Carter

Rob and Nick Carter are a husband and wife artistic team who have been collaborating for over 20 years.

Embracing old and new methods to create art, their ground-breaking works include ‘Transforming Nude Painting’, which brings Giorgione’s ‘Sleeping Venus’ to life in a 2.5 hour digitally produced work. Created in collaboration with MPC, a British Oscar winning visual effects company, they have turned life model Ivory Flame into the Sleeping Venus using green screen technology. Over a period of time the picture subtly changes as day turns to night, clouds move across the sky and the grass and trees gently ripple in the breeze. In effect they have breathed a new life into Giorgione’s masterpiece.

“You have to look away and look back to realise things are happening”, says Nick, “That was very deliberate. We wanted to slow the viewer down and make them relook at the painting”. “We want something that people enjoy looking at time and time again, not something that’s going to be a one hit wonder”.

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Solo exhibitions of their work are held internationally and in recent years include Städel Museum, Frankfurt, (MOCA) Virginia, The Fine Art Society London, Victoria and Albert Museum. They have also exhibited at The Royal Academy, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, The Frick Collection, New York, Manchester Art Museum.

Their work is housed in the collections of The Mauritshuis, The Hague; The Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; The Frick, Pittsburgh; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The David Roberts Foundation, London; The Städel Museum, Frankfurt; and The Fondation Custodia, Paris, Sir Elton John, as well as being the only living artists to show a work at the Frick Museum, New York.

Works by Rob and Nick Carter