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David Nicholson

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Birthplace
Montreal

Birth year
1970

Lives in
Texas

Works in
Texas

Statement
"Seeing David Nicholsons oil paintings in reproduction is like reading the Cliff Notes version of Shakespeare -- the themes are lurid enough to be entertaining, but without the extraordinary language the bawdiness and blood can be mistaken for pulp. In the flesh, Nicholson's theatrically realist pictures evoke comparisons with the deft technique and sensational subject matter of Delacroix, Gros and Gericault.

His subjects include full-length, 19th-century-style portraits of his bohemian friends as well as scenes of wild animals. Another series of paintings, which are clearly allegorical, depicts the butchering of a sheep in Morocco. Several portraits depict Nicholsons' former wife posed as a glossy harlot or a neo-goth fallen angel.

The Montreal-born Nicholson, who has no formal artistic training (and in fact is an amateur middleweight boxer), has exhibited his work in "Painting as Paradox" at Artists Space in New York, "Supereal" at the Marella Gallery in Milan, "Beautiful/Grotesque"at Riva Gallery and is
represented exclusively by Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels."

Text by Walter Robinson and Ana Finel Honigman- 2004 Artnet Interview



CV - Bio
b. 1970, Montreal. Lives and works in Austin, Texas.


Solo Exhibitions

2008
Michael Haas gallery, Zürich

2003
4 paintings by David Nicholson, AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels


Group Exhibitions

2008
Haas & Fuchs gallery, Berlin

2007
Max Lang gallery, New York
Rare Essence, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels
The Teardrop Explodes, Schwaz Art center, Austria

2006
Blessed are the Merciful, curated by Jerome Jacobs, Feigen Contemporary, New York

2005
Playtime, AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels
Ratatouille, 20.21 Gallery, Essen, Germany
Boost in the Shell (The Pursued), De Bond, Bruges, Belgium
After Nature, AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels

2004
Pulse of America, AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels
Riva Gallery, New York

2003
Moving energies 1, The Olbricht collection at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Sureal, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Without Fear and Reproach, Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium
Female Turbulence, AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels
Prague Biennale of Contemporary Art
Luxurious, Clairefontaine Gallery, Luxemburg
Brooklyn Country Mouse /City Mouse, SPACE 101
After Picasso/ Matisse, PS1, New York
New York Labor Day,-project room, RARE Gallery

2002
Painting as Paradox, Artist Space, New York, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
Work, Folin Riva gallery, New York

2001
Markham Murray Gallery, New York

1997
Ozone Gallery, New York
Recent Exhibits

David Nicholson participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2012 Cures for Love
Galerie Michael Haas
 
Sep, 2011 The Dicks and Bonus materials
Teapot
 
Oct, 2010 Saccharine
GRIMMUSEUM
 
Nov, 2009 FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Komet Berlin Galerie
 
Feb, 2009 LYNCHMOB // .HBC Berlin
.HBC
 
Oct, 2007 THE TEARDROP EXPLODES
Stadtgalerie Schwaz,
 
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