Sunday, August 25, 2013

Some work by David Nicholls , an artist based in Wellington, New Zealand  


Image from upcoming (art) book by David Nicholls


Some earlier work by David:


Pumice Head with Skyscraper Cocoon


Hot Love



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I try to embody an ecosystem in the form or structure of my paintings, with very distinct parts forming a meaningful whole with mutually reinforcing parts. I idealize ecology in the structure of the paintings, emphasizing symbiosis, cooperation, diversity, harmony as the aspects worth learning from in civilization. Parasitism, predation, domination, competition and chaos, inescapable parts of all true ecosystems, are not embodied in the composition or structure of the paintings, although they may be themes dealt with in the content of some images.