102 x 68 cm | 37 x 25 in
Limited edition photograph in ink on paper in a total edition of 4.
Limited edition colour photograph, total edition of 4.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Image: 26.7×40 inches/68×102 cm
Paper: 28.7×42 inches/73×107 cm
"A female figure is partially submerged beneath deep azure waters. Bright and exuberant colors, multiple shades of electric blue, and a smooth, light beige intermingle. The details of her body are obscured by ripples and refraction, bridging the distinction between fine art nude and erotic art photography. Only the tip of her chin emerges from the blue mass. A dark blue shadow snakes along her form, making her appear more luminous. Bright white highlights dance on the surface of the clear waters."
An unapologetic celebration of the female form, the art of A K Nicholas invites the viewer to explore a dreamlike world. Photography is simply a starting point on this journey to an unknown destination. The themes reference, both in homage and critique: hedonism, patriarchy, commercialism, tradition, and strength. This chosen perspective of beauty is neither overwrought with eroticism nor obligated to modesty. To explore a genre, we must change it by contributing something new; competence, ideas, and passion alone are not enough. Always at ease with visual expression, as a second generation artist, childhood included exposure to galleries and museums in dozens of countries. Although formally trained in painting and drawing, he chose photography as best suited to convey his ideas.