Nicolás Radic received his B.F.A. in 2007 from Universidad Católica de Chile. radic lives and works in Santiago, Chile.
Radic's work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Santiago, including Museo MAVI (2016); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago (2009); Matucana 100 (2012), Galería XS (2016), among others. His work was recently shown at Marlborough Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Additionally, he has participated in several international art fairs, including ArtLima, Peru; Untitled, Miami; Pinta, New York; Pinta, Miami; ARTBO, Bogota; ArteBA, Buenos Aires; Ch.ACO, Santiago. His work is featured in several private collections, including the Sayago & Pardon, Los Angeles.
Detailed Description :
Nicolás Radic's compositions push photographic realism to abstraction. Through a series of fine methodical processes, his paintings detract the object's material character away from its shape, decontextualizing them and steering them away from their function. Thus, each work is transformed into an autonomous unit that seeks to reveal the particular demands of the represented materials. He meticulously captures the nuances of luminosity and the tension between reality and artifice, a commentary on the medium of painting as a means of expression.
The study of texture, color and rhythm is explored through a wide specter of materials, some as flexible as plastic, as temporary as paper, and as hard as scrap metal. In his recent works, the artist has turned to paper, pieces of cardboard and aluminum, to build models, by crumpling them into abstract and geometric constructions. The models are carefully illuminated to make way for the photographic record, an additional challenge to the use of oil painting as a medium. These images are later rendered, as if transcribed, in order to reveal the complex interplay of color and shape, with light.
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