Nik Christensen, ‘Modern Triumph’, 2015, PABLO´S BIRTHDAY

About Nik Christensen

Influenced by cinema, literature and, more recently, the hip-hop and spoken-word poets of New York, Nik Christensen creates large-scale, explosive ink-on-paper images that suggest impressionistic fragments of narrative. Executed in black ecoline and sumi ink, which he applies to white paper with his hands and a range of Japanese brushes, Christensen’s environments appear surreal or mythical, often populated by human-animal hybrids. Of working in a medium that morphs as it dries, he has said, “It’s that slight loss of control that captivates me.”

British, b. 1973, Bromley, United Kingdom, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Galerie Gabriel Rolt at The Armory Show 2013