At Artspace Warehouse, Three Takes on Fluidity Span Graffiti and Abstract Expressionism
Nicola Katsikis’ artworks are creative combinations of her own photographs of street art and graffiti that she discovers in the urban environment around us. Each photograph adds color as well as depth to the artwork, showing the material the graffiti was painted on originally or revealing aspects of well-known places that we might have overlooked. Her artworks capture the vibrant and transitory nature of street art while simultaneously forming an entirely new artistic experience.
This 45" by 45" square red, orange and brown artwork is wired and ready to hang. Katsikis created this unique, large sized artwork with a collage technique using her original photographs on a wood panel, and finished the front of the artwork with several layers of clear, glass-like resin, which enhances the colors and adds depth. The sides are finished natural wood, and it does not require framing. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Nicola Katsikis moved to Los Angeles, embracing art as a lifestyle and surrounding herself with artists. Katsikis draws upon her extensive background in design and color but also keeps working on new ideas, experimenting with new materials and techniques. In the studio, nothing matters but the creation unfolding in front of her; the results can feel serendipitous, unforeseen, opportune.
She has been intrigued by graffiti from a young age, observing subway cars with colorful images. “I’ve always used the urban landscape as my inspiration, finding beauty where others may see grime. Graffiti is a natural expression of people’s feelings and emotions.” Photography has been her lifelong passion and she observes her surroundings, including train yards and alleys, to find intriguing motives to photograph.
2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2015 Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada
2014 Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL
2014 Mission Federal Art Walk, San Diego, CA
2014 Gold Coast Art Festival, Chicago, IL
2014 Art in the Park, Ojai, CA
2013 Mission Federal Art Walk, San Diego, CA
2013 Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA
2013 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, La Jolla, CA
2013 Art in the Park, Ojai, CA
2013 San Diego Artwalk at NTC Station, San Diego, CA
2013 Mission Federal Artwalk, San Diego, CA
2013 Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA
2012 TKOart, Los Angeles Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Manhattan Beach Art Festival, Manhattan Beach, CA
2012 Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA
2012 Malibu Arts Festival, Malibu, CA
2012 Mission Federal Artwalk, San Diego, CA
Showrooms & Galleries
2015-Present Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2014-Present Perrell Fine Art
2014-Present Kelsey Michaels Fine Art
2012-Present Artstudio 101
2012-Present Kevin Barry Fine Art
2012-Present Designer Services Group
2012-Present Pal + Smith
2012-Present Huff Gallery
Signature: This artwork is signed and titled by the artist on the back.