Featured Artist: Nico
Notes from the Artist:
I am a passionate painter, a lover of beauty, an obsessive craftsman – I strive to do two things with my art: 1. To uplift, 2. to create artwork of the absolute finest quality.
When I was very young I rejected the traditional art education establishment observing primarily aesthetic and creative failures being turned out. Instead I took 1000s of hours of research, study and practice upon myself, learning the techniques of past masters and honing a unique and contemporary application of those techniques.
My work actually is an extension of myself and my own urge to communicate. It is a medium for expressing a message that is deep in me and that I feel is very relevant in our lifetimes.
I am forming a new reality, building a new existence for all of us that breaks away from the old rules of the physical world that we find ourselves entrenched in. My works are each a further step into this new world that’s realities are modified and that’s basic principles are creativity and joy.
It’s an almost childlike sense of wonder that I seek to instill in my viewers. Have you noticed how the joy in a child’s heart and mind is so much a part of them that it is not, to them, an unusual feeling?
If each of us felt that kind of joy our lives would transform, the world would transform. Every work I create is an approach toward that ultimate end.
That art should be made to uplift.
That it should tell us something about life, or about others or about us.
That art is for all people.