Art Delivery Van recently delivered and installed a large-scale atmospheric painting by Chilean artist Nicole Tijoux. The work came to us via Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay, Australia and was framed by the team at Frames and Stretchers. The finished look was achieved with a chic, contemporary, aluminum floater frame and was installed on a white brick wall in the collector’s downtown home. The nineteenth-century brick presented something of a challenge, but our team of experts found the perfect solution to anchor and secure the work. The finished effect was bright, clean and elegant. The white background perfectly set off the deep rich blue hues and play of light, accentuating the artist’s intention to describe the vastness of the ocean.
Nicole Tijoux has a degree in visual art from the Catholic University in Valpariso, as well as an MA from the University of Chile. She has exhibited widely in Chile and been represented at numerous international art fairs, often as part of Retrospect Gallery’s offerings. A large part of Tijoux’s oeuvre focuses on the visual transformations that occur when the human figure enters and interacts with water. She has explored photo realistic painting, video and mixed media. She often uses photo references to capture and then render the moments of people diving or swimming or being hit with water. The water acts as a veil or distortion device fragmenting or deforming the figure. Apart from the figure, she explores ideas of space, silence and solitude and the small place that humans occupy in the larger vastness. “In the series called “Oceans” I explore the difference between the human and this huge media of water, how small we are in relation to this giant ocean that feeds our planet, in a space of silence and solitude where our colors and form blend with the water.” *
The painting we installed was a commissioned work for the collector based on another of the artist’s paintings called, “In the Middle of the Ocean”. We look forward to future projects with both the gallery and client!