invocations of consciousness Tomislav Nikolic
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The book invocations of consciousness is a first survey of the impressive oeuvre of Tomislav Nikolic (1970). "His abstract paintings seem to radiate energy-libido"; as Juliana Engberg phrases it "for they are colours in conflict, yet remain pictorially logic events.
The result of a slow and complex alchemy but drawn from emotional experiences". They are what Julie Ewington defines as "paradoxical places", opening the canon of modernist Colour Field painting to the brutality of subjective contemplation.
Essays by Justin Clemens, Juliana Engberg, Julie Ewington, Andrew Jensen, and a long conversation between the artist and Marielle Soni sound the depths of this paradox.
Published by MER. Imprint of Borgerhoff & Lamberights, Ghent, Belgium.
Design: Studio Luc Derycke, Ghent, Belgium. Printer: Cassochrome, Waregem, Belgium.
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