Nikki - INTERSECT: Online Auction Hong Kong Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • American artist Nikki is an emerging talent in the world of contemporary art, celebrated for her colourful and uplifting artworks that aim to capture the joyful experiences of her childhood memories in America and Germany.

     

    Calling to mind the work of renowned Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, the subject of Nikki’s artwork is a large headed, youthful girl who although is endearing, has a mischievous streak too. However, lie at the core of Nikki’s practice is utilization of both spray paint and airbrush techniques, and the rendering of a digital and pixilated look to her character. The artist address through her creations to a society that has achieved an unprecedented level of digitalization. The surface of her painting is almost mechanically flat, evoking the luminosity of a digital screen as viewers’ imagination animates beyond the physical world.

     

    In the present work, wearing a pair of adorable Mickey ears, Nikki’s character is sporadically covered with a layer of gradient pixels patterns in front of a lagoon blue backdrop that sets off the blueness of her eyes. With her left hand reaching out and her index finger pointing, she is interacting with someone outside the picture. Echoing the bright colour palette, and the title I Have Something Great To Tell You!, the character’s upbeat mood is immediately vivid and contagious.

     

    Nikki currently lives and works in New York City and Tokyo. The artist’s recent exhibitions include solo show Whisper of The Heart at AHIT Gallery, Seoul (11 February – 13 March 2022), group shows KAWAii Seoul presented by FNG-ART (9 – 20 August 2022) and Summer Vibes at Galerie Zberro in Paris (25 June – 27 July 2022). The artist is represented by FNG-ART.

      • signed 'NIKKI' on the reverse

      • spray paint on canvas

      • 100 x 100 cm. (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)

      • Executed in 2021, this work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity issued by Nikki Studio, affixed to the reverse.

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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I Have Something Great To Tell You!

signed 'NIKKI' on the reverse
spray paint on canvas
100 x 100 cm. (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2021, this work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity issued by Nikki Studio, affixed to the reverse.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 300,000 
€12,800-38,300
$12,800-38,500

Sold for HK$126,000

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong
Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2013
[email protected]

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
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INTERSECT: Online Auction

Online Auction 21 - 28 September 2022