Nigel Peake (Ireland, 1982) resorts to drawing as a tool to analyze in detail the internal structure of the elements surrounding him, be they animals, objects, buildings, or cities.
Nigel Peake’s drawings crossed the frontiers of his native Ireland thanks to his graduation project at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied architecture. In this project, instead of embracing the widespread digital methodology of our times his detailed hand-drawn plans reclaim artisan processes. This thesis earned him
the Silver Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Shortly after he published In the Wilds and In the City, two books that are fascinating for their imaginative capacity and the technical virtue of their author. Hermès, The New York Times and Phaidon are among his clients today.
In his Six Cities project, Peake uses drawing to record and document his trips, creating subjective urban maps that represent the different itineraries and milestones discovered during his travels.
Another virtue reflected in Peake’s drawings is his analytical capacity. As much in the rural studies as in the case of cities he manages to extract just the minimum elements needed to later classify them.