Lot 428 - Nicole Coson - Untitled
Lot 428 - Nicole Coson - Untitled

Lot 428 - Nicole Coson - Untitled

Oil and Ink on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
2021
Signed on verso
ARTIST INFO

Born in 1992 in Manila, Philippines, Filipino artist Nicole Coson has recently completed an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art. She has been selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020. She currently lives and works in London, UK. 

I am interested in exploring the concepts of visibility and disappearance, with reference to camouflage and concealment in nature as well as in human applications as tactical countermeasures. I am in search of a productive position within invisibility that lends artists the opportunity in which we are able to negotiate the terms of our visibility. To vanish and reappear as we please and as necessary to our own personal and artistic objectives. My work operates between the anonymous and deeply personal, between a specific place in the Philippines and anywhere at all. 

I create works that seek to stretch and skew the viewers ability to detect cultural precursors as memories, identity and location blend into seamlessness constructing a space which is both familiar and alien, escapist and entrapping. I wish to create an imagined safe space to run away to, a place which stems from a point of personal history, a moment intricately and preciously encased in layers of fleeting apparitions and tropical childhood flashbacks. An instance I can step into, beyond the dimensions of the living, a place of perfect dislocation. I make works that function as architectural interventions of physical space piercing walls with flourishing green windows inviting the viewer to get lost in misty tropical landscapes and into the stage of a memory accessed countless times.

Education

MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK

BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Exhibitions

Solo: 

2021 Exoskeleton, Silverlens Galleries, Manila

2020 Exeunt, Annka Kultys Gallery, London

2019 Deflect, Gallerie Untilthen, Paris

2017 Camouflage, Silverlens Gallery, Manila

Group: 

2021 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London

2021 Tonight, the Air is Warm, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

2020 50/50, Fold Gallery, London

2020 London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London

2020 Painting Differently, Silverlens Gallery, London

2020 Cacotopia 04, Annka Kultys, London

About the postcard artwork

Some memories cling to the body like a thin layer of sweat. A particular moisture that rests sheer on the skin on warm humid nights that never dries.