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Nicola Frimpong

I specialise in Drawing, Painting, and Digital work.  I use watercolour and gouache paint, and I draw in Pen.  I use the computer software Paint on the computer.  I don’t have a subject matter.  The work speaks for itself. Everything is automatic. Themes of love, ambiguity, surrealism, violence, madness, and a historical content are cited.  Artists who influence me are Dali, Hogarth, Nan Goldin, The Chapman Brother’s, H.R Giger, and David Lachapelle.  I’m a very very passionate person and I love art itself. I know for sure I want to spend the rest of my life painting.  I deliberately obscure my self from my work, and I would prefer not to discuss the activity that is happening in the work. I’m a private person I wouldn’t be able to articulate the story narratives.  They are unconscious painting’s that don’t have a meaning.  They are a testimony to the unwritten. I’m very interested in shock art and   interested in what it   evokes in the viewer and how it makes them feel.  Did they feel uncomfortable, or a genre of emotions.  I’m also interested in fantasies that have gone absoulty wrong. The notion is unconvential beauty and my attempt to shock the viewer as the world is a sinful place.  I have become very personal in my work which   informs race and identity and creates a juxtaposition of my culture.  I’m telling you a story of my life in paintings, because I couldn’t tell you in words it’s too personal. I want to embrace pride and acknowledgement in my work.     I incorporate   depictions of death and violence in my work, the world is real, and you never hear anything positive in the news. I see myself as the news presenter presenting    events that have happened in the past, and present.   It’s a healing process for me. I’m human and it has made   me a compassionate person to be violent in my work.  My mind is broad and explosive, and I want to indulge in every historical period I possibly can. I love history itself. I work freely in my sketchbook because it’s intimate, personal, and less exposed. I’m someone who will produce a river of sketches in my book, where I’m in my own world!   When I work big, although it’s a struggle I can work like this I’m less passionate about it.  I prefer painting to the digital work, as this media can take me forever to do. The digital work is something I can do as a secondary, and to show I can experiment with a different medium, however the paintings are very liberating and I can fully express myself, through this   medium.

Posted by Nicola Frimpong on 11/5/09 | tags: mixed-media

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