Skip to Main Content
Nick Oberthaler, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Martin van Zomeren
Nick Oberthaler, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Martin van Zomeren
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Nick Oberthaler

Untitled, 2015

Acrylics on aluminium
13 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
35 × 25 cm
Location
Amsterdam
About the work
Nick Oberthaler
Austrian, b. 1981
Follow

Working on paper, Nick Oberthaler creates ambiguous, dream-like compositions from an assortment of materials, including ink, wax, watercolor, photographs, and photocopied images. In his work, he explores human psychology, attempting to visualize our doomed desire to cling to youthful dreams. “There are probably a dozen youths we carry around—a dozen ideas, concepts or ideologies, and many more dreams,” he explains. “Dreams or stories are always placeholders for problems we’re trying to hide; they’re a way of blocking out something.”

Nick Oberthaler, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Martin van Zomeren
Nick Oberthaler, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Martin van Zomeren
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Nick Oberthaler
Austrian, b. 1981
Follow

Working on paper, Nick Oberthaler creates ambiguous, dream-like compositions from an assortment of materials, including ink, wax, watercolor, photographs, and photocopied images. In his work, he explores human psychology, attempting to visualize our doomed desire to cling to youthful dreams. “There are probably a dozen youths we carry around—a dozen ideas, concepts or ideologies, and many more dreams,” he explains. “Dreams or stories are always placeholders for problems we’re trying to hide; they’re a way of blocking out something.”

Nick Oberthaler

Untitled, 2015

Acrylics on aluminium
13 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
35 × 25 cm
Location
Amsterdam
Other works by Nick Oberthaler