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Nicolas Party

1980
Lausanne, Switzerland

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

New York

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Works by Nicolas Party

Sunset

2021

35.56 x 27.94cm

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Portrait Plate

2021

26.67 x 26.67cm

1154,09 €

Untitled Blue

2016

21 x 29.7cm

Trees

2020

30.5 x 38.1cm

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Flowers and a Few Colours

2013

72.4 x 92cm

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Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) is a New York-based artist who works across the disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture, and performance. Party’s portraits and still lifes are frequently rendered in soft pastel and conveyed in a range of palettes and fantastical settings. His androgynous, biomorphic subjects challenge the normative codes of representational painting. Blended by hand, Party’s lustrous, jewel-toned murals create immersive environments which skew perspective and expand beyond the picture plane. Party’s fascination with the natural world, and the characters which inhabit it, is faithful to the combined legacies of Classical antiquity, Renaissance painting, late 19th-century Romanticism, and 20th-century figurative painting.

EDUCATION

Party completed a BA in Fine Art at the Lausanne School of Art before undertaking an MA at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2009

 

SELECTED MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

party’s recent solo exhibitions include nicolas party: pastel, curated by nicolas party, the flag art foundation, new york (2019); arches, m woods, beijing, china (2018-2019); magritte parti, magritte museum, brussels (2018); nicolas party: speakers, modern art, oxford, united kingdom (2017); sunrise, sunset, hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden, washington dc (2017); hammer museum, los angeles, ca (2016); dallas museum of art, dallas, tx (2016); three elephant’s day, bonner kunstverein, bonn (2014); landscape, kunsthall stavanger, norway (2014); still life, stones and elephants, swiss institute, new york (2012); among others. his work will be the subject of a survey solo exhibition at masi, lugano, switzerland (2020).

nicolas party’s work was part of the biennial of painting, museum dhondt-dhaenens, deurle, belgium (2018).

his work has been featured in numerous international group exhibitions at venues including frac lorraine, metz; fondation vincent van gogh, arles; s.m.a.k., ghent; inverleith house, royal botanic garden, edinburgh; himalayas museum, shanghai; museum folkwang, essen; among many others.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

nicolas party’s work is included in the collections of albright-knox art gallery, buffalo; hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden julius, washington; julius baer art collection; jupiter artland, scotland; k11 art foundation, hong kong; long museum, shanghai; los angeles county museum of art (lacma), los angeles; fondation louis vuitton, paris; marciano art foundation, los angeles; the menil collection, houston; museum of fine arts, houston; phoenix art museum, phoenix; david roberts art foundation, london; museum folkwang, essen; royal museum of fine arts of belgium, brussels; sifang art museum, nanjing; kunsthall stavanger; kunsthaus zurich; masi lugano; migros museum für gegenwartskunst, zurich; mwoods, beijing; westfälischer kunstverein, munster; hammer museum, los angeles; fiorucci art trust, london; fondazione fiera milano, milan; fondazione sandretto re rebaudengo, turin; roche art collections; rubell family collection, miami; swiss re art collection; ubs art collection and zurich insurance art collection.