Pieces by Nicole Renée – 4th May – 11th June 2010
dot-art is delighted to introduce the work of Nicole Renée, an American painter and photographer living in Liverpool. Her highly textured mixed media paintings invite the viewer to appreciate the aesthetic value in the everyday details of the built environment.
Nicole’s work is inspired by anything broken, chipped, rusted, and cracked, especially old English walls. She often uses natural materials, such as sand, dirt, and rust, in the creation of her paintings. Here she describes the inspiration for her work:
“Most people walk by a decrepit wall, for example, and fail to notice its beautiful textures and details. I, however, find old walls and their natural process of deterioration both fascinating and beautiful. Deteriorating walls are perhaps not so pleasing to the naked eye, but when one considers particular details or sections, one can appreciate the beauty of textures, colours and cracks. “
“Many already feel drawn to these images via abstract photography, which is another passion of mine, so I wanted to take it a step further by recreating these hidden treasures through my paintings. By using mostly natural materials, including dirt, soot, sand, pumice and even rust, I try to emulate the natural process of a wall’s deterioration. I believe that to find beauty in anything, one has to step back and observe all the pieces that make up a whole. And by looking a bit closer, one might just find something wonderful between the cracks.”
All work is for sale. Admission is free.
The exhibition is open to the public from 12-6pm Monday to Friday and by appointment,
at dot-art, 16 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX. Please call 0845 017 6660 or
see www.dot-art.com for more information or to make an appointment.
Lunar Caustic – Nicole Renee