MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Nicola Katsikis’ Photo Collages Merge Graffiti x Natural Landscapes x Neon Signage
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Artspace Warehouse in Los Angeles put together a group exhibition, titled “Fluidity in Ascending Scales,” and amongst the spectacular artists featured, Nicola Katsikis’ bold photo collages really stood out. Katsikis grew up fascinated by street graffiti, and in her work, she combines her own photographs of graffiti, natural landscapes, and neon signage to create lively photo collages. Her collaged photographs are applied to wood panels, and then painted over with resin. The stark juxtaposition of urban patterns compels the viewer to look at these mixed environments just a little differently. In her artist statement, Katsikis notes, “constantly using different materials keeps her always open to new ideas.” Artspace Warehouse will display “Fluidity in Ascending Scales” until May 26, 2015.
If you’re in Los Angeles any time between now and the 26th, the group exhibition is definitely worth a look. Other artists featured include Ekaterina Ermilkina’s abstract paintings, Michael Habicht’s sculptures made with found and reclaimed objects, Greet Helsen’s paintings, and Edith Konrad’s acrylic paintings on collaged and mixed media.
[Photo source: Artsy]