SKYE NICOLAS | BERLIN
EXPANDED.ART is delighted to present QUINTESSENCE by Skye Nicolas, his first solo show, at the gallery in Berlin. QUINTESSENCE is a collection of 100 digital artworks that undergo Nicolas' distinctive process of distillation. Masterworks by Cézanne, Renoir, Gauguin, Manet, Seurat, Van Gogh, Degas, Pissarro, and Toulouse-Lautrec are rendered as pixel paintings, inviting the viewer to contemplate intricate and delicate compositional constructs. As these masterpieces undergo the transformative journey into pixels, a paradox is revealed—one that is both enchantingly accessible and philosophically reflective.
This richly vibrant collection resonates with the nostalgia of the artist's childhood, harkening back to the 1980s, when he first delved into explorations of basic computer graphics on early systems like the Apple II. Embracing the limitations of an emulator, these works embody the artist's interest in using ubiquitous tools in the art production process to thoughtfully explore topics of appropriation and authorship.
Animated MP4 videos display shimmering pixels highlighting compositional color variations, and are minted as ERC-721 NFTs on the EXPANDED.ART Ethereum contract.
SKYE NICOLAS: QUINTESSENCE
7-17 DECEMBER 2023
OPENING: 14 DECEMBER 2023 | 6-9 PM CET
EXPANDED.ART | SHOWROOM
Friedrichstraße 67, 10117 Berlin
Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM CET