Nicholas Szymanski

lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI, USA

About the work of Nicholas Szymanski ... more >

Artist statement Nicholas Szymanski:

"Nicholas Szymanski's compositions, while maintaining an avoidance of narrative do investigate the conceptual. The foundation of Szymanski’s interest and practice in painting is the idea of purposelessness. The artist views this as an experiential attitude arrived at through the process of making and viewing his work. The paintings are slowly developed over a duration of time without an end goal. Through this neglect of logical method and dismissal of linear structure the work becomes self-informed, intuitive and perceptual. The subject of the paintings is a quiet and experiential engagement. This may be likened to the concept of Aware, a Japanese idea in which a viewer arrives at an awareness of the ephemeral beauty of a world essentially marked by change and an aversion to definition."


Biography

1989
born in Grand Rapids, MI
2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
... more >


Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2020
Asphodel, New York (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
2019
Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, New York (G)
Museum Sankt Wendel (G)
2018
Asphodel Gallery, New York (S)
Alcove, Amsterdam (S)
Divisible, Dayton, OH (G)
Asphodel, New York (G)
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg (G)
Baer Gallery, Saint Norbert University, De Pere, WI (G)
2017
337 Project Space, Grand Rapids, MI (S)
UICA, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
2016
Corridor, Dayton, OH (G)
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg (G)
Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, UK (G)
Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH (G)
Divisible, Dayton, OH (G)
2015
Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI (S)
MI Arts, Juried Competition, Holland, MI (G)
Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
2014
UICA, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
Temporal, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
2013
Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
MI Emerging West Michigan Painters, Portland, MI (G)
Side By Side, Traverse City, MI (G)
2012
CODA Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
MI Undergraduate Thesis Show, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (G)


Selected Public Collections

  • Notre, Chicago, Illinois

   

back

Essential

Essential cookies are essential for the operation of the website and can therefore not be deactivated.

Cookie-Informations

Statistiken

Statistics cookies allow the collection of anonymous information about how you use our website. They help us to improve your user experience and our content.

Cookie-Informations

External media

External media cookies allow media content to be loaded from external sources. They can also be activated when you visit the website if you encounter blocked media content.

Cookie-Informations