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Nicolas Party’s interest in the historical precedents of painting is mixed, throughout his production, with the artist’s inquisitive energy: his meticulously crafted oil paintings and wall drawings – often depicting familiar still life subjects such as flowers or pots – are made alive by a glow of lively, luminous color
This ceramic production marks the artist’s recent collaboration with NUOVE//Residency, a residency project dedicated to knowledge, experimentation and production of ceramic works.
While coffee pots and tableware are recurring subjects in Nicolas Party’s work that may recall historical painters such as Giorgio Morandi, Party’s paintings and pastels, with their often improbable proportions and unrepresentative, vivid colors, create a sense of painting as something deeply contemporary and tangible. In Nicolas Party’s work, we assist to the capacity of color to alterate, transform and activate surfaces, from canvases to walls, declining art-historical concerns in a way deeply entrenched in the now.
Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) lives and works in Brussels. Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Pastel et nu’, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2015); ‘Trunks and Faces’, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster (2014); ‘Landscape’, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger (2014); ‘Still Life, Stones and Elephants’, Swiss Institute, New York (2012); ‘Still Life, Gold and Peeling Paint’, ReMap 3, Athens (2011); ‘Elephants at The Woodmill’, The Woodmill, London; and ‘New Work Scotland’, Collective, Edinburgh (2010). Selected group exhibitions include: ‘CARPETS OF DISTINCTION’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh (2012); ‘Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2011); ‘Poster Chaud’, with the Poster Club, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow (2011); ‘Blueprint for a Bogey’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2012); and ‘Swiss Art Award’, Messe, Basel (2008, 2007).