91 x 61 cm | 33 x 22 in
Limited edition archival photograph, total edition of 5.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Image: 24×36 inches/61×91 cm
Paper: 26×38 inches/66×97 cm
"Underwater photograph of a nude torso and limbs in a cascade of bubbles and light. The subtle texture could almost be a piece of polished stone. This image is a departure from my primary style, adopting a grainy, impressionistic pattern of color daubs. The impressionistic nude underwater photograph shows outstretched legs and feet and a torso below the shoulders.
One impression from this edition is owned by a major Hollywood (horror genre) film director. The headless torso is a bit jarring to some, though there are multiple interpretations."
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.