10/09/2022 - 22/10/2022
New Work - Painting
Nicky Nodjoumi - Tails of the Lost Dreams
Nicky Nodjoumi's practice has continued to evolve since he first came to America in the 1970's. A connecting thread throughout this time is what Nodjoumi describes as a relish in the discomfort of beauty.
Paintings of past and present engage in a political context, but it is the own associations that viewers bring that make each painting so rich in philosophical and societal meaning. Throughout Nodjoumi’s practice, aesthetics play an important role. His paintings raise the question, how can something uncomfortable or warped be represented, and then utilised for didactic consideration?
In this latest series of works, the landscape takes centre stage. These are some of Nodjoumi's most intimately scaled paintings to date. The juxtaposed scenes of nature start life as cerebral collages composed in Nodjoumi’s head, which have been pulled from in person experiences and documentative images from trips that friends and family have taken.
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