Nic Noblique has, in a relatively short amount of time, become one of the foremost abstract sculptors in the United States. As a child visiting Picasso’s garden in Spain, the 11 year-old Noblique found a resonance with his sculpture that went to the very core of his being. He further allowed his artistic talent to develop on his grandmother’s farm in Abilene, Texas. With wide-open space, his creations grew larger and larger, and he happier and happier. As Noblique gained skill in the craft of metal work, he developed a deep conviction that this work was his destiny.
Noblique bases his designs on the idea of 3/5/8 mathematical beauty, suggesting everything in nature can be broken down into those proportions and is a structural spiral. He works with found metal to create his sculpture on a 20-ton press he designed to roll the steel. His large metal sculptures resemble anything from a bug to completely abstract shapes and are powder coated in vibrant colors.
As a professional artist, Noblique has met with many successes in his career. Notable public installations can be seen at the Denton Civic Center Park and Denton City Hall, Chicago’s Navy Pier, The Mall of Abilene in Abilene, Meyer Theater and Commercial Center in Monroe, Michigan, at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, the entrance to the Uptown Arts District in Racine, Wisconsin and most recently the Henderson Art Project in Dallas, TX. His sculptures are collected both nationally and internationally, and can be seen all over the US, as far-reaching as Kuwait and Trinidad.
In September 2008, in the wake of Hurricane Ike, Noblique’s Studio Gallery, located in Galveston, was destroyed. Despite losing everything, he and his family reopened a new gallery/studio after returning to his ranch in West Texas. Presently, Noblique is focused on his commitment to reach higher levels of sustainability in public art and dedicates much of his time to the revitalization of declining urban areas and small rural communities through public art initiatives.