Nic Notion uses putty knives and industrial paint to create dynamic layers of aggressive lines on canvas.
Much of his work depicts abstract houses and structures decaying and burning, an urban landscape being overtaken by nature.
He captures a unique energy that is not typically displayed in a gallery setting. The combination of his subject matter and technique creates a stunning visual.
He is inspired by the works of Basquiat and Cezane. Nic continues to experiment with elements of street art, using non traditional methods to depict his environment.
He is creating art in a political climate of racial division and gentrification. The structures in his paintings become metaphors for dreams deferred within the community.
GRINDApril 6th – May 19th, 2017
Curated by Inner State Gallery