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Nicole Ida Fossi

Nicole Ida Fossi

Artist Work

Ligature
2015
oil on canvas
Out of My Hands III
2015
oil on canvas
Growing
2016
oil on canvas
Cloud Abstraction
2016
oil on wood
12x12in
Tangled Self
2014
oil on canvas
36x36"
Tangled Garden
2014
acrylic on canvas
30x30"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

In my work, I explore themes of science and nature, particularly biology and pattern, as well as the human figure and all the interesting shapes and forms it produces. My current series focuses on the human figure, and how it can be both subject and object, vacillating in meaning from purely a fleshy background to a vital tool of identity. Truly, everything from microscopic images of cells to the expansion of the universe has the power to captivate me. Stunning patterns can be found everywhere, which I often incorporate into my paintings in varying levels of abstraction. As a whole, I think of the majority of my paintings as an exploration of the possibilities of “abstract representation,” as I inhabit the space between abstraction and pure representation and often meld the two. Oil painting provides a rich opportunity to explore a vast variety of lines and textures, and I love exploring and discovering new styles and techniques. I keep myself open to all possibilities of subject, medium, and style, as I never know what I will respond to next.

Artist Bio

BA Bowdoin College, Art History and Visual Arts, 2013.

Oil and Acrylic paintings, illustration, silvermithed jewelry.