Nicola Katsikis’ original artworks are creative combinations of her own photographs of street art and graffiti that she discovers in the urban environment. Each photograph adds color and depth to her mixed media artworks, showing the material the graffiti was painted on originally or revealing aspects of well-known places that we might have overlooked. Her artworks capture the vibrant and transitory nature of street art while simultaneously forming an entirely new artistic experience.
This colorful 20 inch high by 44 inch wide original artwork is a photo collage on wood. It is wired and ready to hang. Katsikis created this large artwork with a collage technique using her original photographs on a wood panel, and finished the front with several layers of clear, glass-like resin, which enhances the colors and adds depth. The sides are finished natural wood, and it does not require framing. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable U.S. and worldwide shipping available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Nicola Katsikis moved to Los Angeles, embracing art as a lifestyle and surrounding herself with artists. Katsikis draws upon her extensive background in design, but also keeps working on new ideas, experimenting with new materials, and testing new techniques. In the studio, nothing matters but the creation unfolding in front of her.
She has been intrigued by graffiti from a young age, observing subway cars with colorful images. “I’ve always used the urban landscape as my inspiration, finding beauty where others may see grime. Graffiti is a natural expression of people’s feelings and emotions.” Photography has been her lifelong passion and she observes her surroundings, including train yards and alleys, to find intriguing motives to photograph.
Her works are represented by Artspace Warehouse and have been exhibited and collected throughout the USA.