11. Now is the winter – Eigil Nordstrom


Artist: Eigil Nordstrom

Location: Art Academy London, Mermaid Court


“Now is the winter of our discontent”

Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1

“Now is the winter of our discontent” is the famous opening line of Richard III, a play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The play fictionalizes the reign of King Richard III, who lived from 1452 until 1485. He reigned over England from 1483 until his death, meaning he was in power for only two years. Shakespeare had his own particular political reasons for writing Richard III, which influenced his portrayal of the king and has subsequently had a big impact on public opinion of Richard III’s historical context.

Eigil Nordstrøm (b. 1991 in Trondheim, Norway) moved to the UK to study for a Diploma in fine art at The Art Academy in London, followed by an MA at City & Guilds of London Art School. In 2014 he was awarded the ArtGemini Prize, and his work has been exhibited in the UK, Sweden and Norway. For the past seven years he has been occupying a teaching position at The Art Academy, and he is currently in his second year in the Turps Studio Programme.



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