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