Come Closer (detail), Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle, ed 1/5, 16 x 20 in. Framed by Wall Space
Nicole Krstin | touch
October 7 - November 4
Reception + Artist Talk: Saturday, Oct 14 @ 3 - 5 pm, with an artist talk at 3:30 pm
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Presales will open Monday, October 2nd at 10 a.m, online, in-person, and over the phone at 613-729-0003. Presales close once 50% of the artworks have sold.
Wall Space Gallery is proud to introduce touch, the latest exhibition of painter Nicole Krstin. Krstin works fluidly between acrylic painting, digital art, and film photography, often combining working processes between mediums to open new avenues of perception. Using layered and juxtaposed imagery Krstin allows her subjects to transition between the digital and the real.
Nicole Krstin is a self-taught visual artist, working primarily in the medium of acrylic, digital media, and analogue film photography. Inspired by her upbringing as a Filipino-Canadian born in Calgary, Alberta, Nicole's work explores how layered and juxtaposed imagery can transform subjects into visual forecasts of the future, focusing on altered landscapes through the lens of a first-generation Canadian. Nicole's work can be found in private collections in Canada and the United States. Nicole currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.
In her upcoming solo show, Krstin draws new inspiration from a series of her film photography. This series stemmed from a time period when Krstin was living between New York and Toronto; constantly transitioning spaces and leaving those she loved behind. To try and capture the essence of existing in two places at once, along with the longing that accompanies it, Krstin began exploring double exposures. Capturing a photo of her hand, or her partners hand, in one city, overlaid with her hand in the other, she began building intimate moments of touch from impossible distances.
The works in touch combine Krstin's explorations of double exposure with layered and manipulated digital renders of her painting palette. These environments of emotive colour create a connection between paint and body, material and immaterial.