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Words: Jeremy Williams Images: Nikki Sclair

Nikki Sclair: Mixed Media Artist

”I think art today is seen in broader terms than it ever was before. There are so many mediums that are accepted as art today that in the past centuries haven’t been. In a sense anything can be art.” New York based artist Nikki Sclair is nothing if not diverse. “My Systems paintings series begun with the 1970’s Hippie Buses like the Merry Pranksters bus as inspiration, using bold colour and images and gradually became one system, where each object, although individual is affecting and touching and pressing and breaking and dripping onto something else. The colours are meant to push and pull against each other, using very bright and then very subdued. My mixed media sculptures generally each have their own 4

idea manifested via physical materials, which gives them similarities. And then my photos. I love forming double and triple exposures either while taking the photo, or afterwards by placing the negatives or photos on top of one another, and manipulating them. I prefer to make rather ambiguous images, that are nude but are not sexual, that may be a landscape but are not entirely peaceful, for example. I want to create one image from fragments of others, which slightly removes the literal element of photography.”

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