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Nika Fontaine

Nika Fontaine

Installation, Mixed media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture • Born in Montreal, Canada • Studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin

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.With my work I strive to unravel the invisible, translate my perceptions and communicate my acquired knowledge of iné wisdom. As far as I can remember, spirituality has been part of my life and fascinated me. Today I seek to define and enrich this spirituality through studies while hoping to transmit my path via my creations.
Tarot, Kabbalah, lucid dreaming, alchemy and astrology are among my focus of research.
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.With my work I strive to unravel the invisible, translate my perceptions and communicate my acquired knowledge of iné wisdom. As far as I can remember, spirituality has been part of my life and fascinated me. Today I seek to define and enrich this spirituality through studies while hoping to transmit my path via my creations.
Tarot, Kabbalah, lucid dreaming, alchemy and astrology are among my focus of research.
Not only my art allow’s me to share my visions, but foremost formulate my intuitions in a vessel of common growth. This personal endeavour married to my passion for fine arts generates a work that celebrates matter, spirit and soul.
Some series questions the form and due place of the object confronted by its judgments in our society, while others exist as transcendantal tools given to the viewers. For thoses tools artworks I aspire to a purification of the object which becomes trace of a moment. I hope to engage the public in contemplation while speaking directly to there subconscient with the language of the soul. Some more critical artworks often use sarcasm and humour in a elaborate aggressively decorative shell which resonates to consumerism. Being confronted to this envelope can spark the will to discard its own blockades.
I like to consider my art practice as parent of alchemy and witness of an initiatic way.
I am steered by the desire to create useful and healing artworks which in one way or another can improve the collective wellbeeing.

Seed of Light 6, 2017, 110cm x 110cm, glitter on burlap

Seed of Light 6, 2017, 110cm x 110cm, glitter on burlap

Transmutation 4, 2017, 110cm x 110cm, glitter on burlap

Transmutation 4, 2017, 110cm x 110cm, glitter on burlap

His Holiness Astral Body, 2016, 180cm x 180cm Glitter on Burlap

His Holiness Astral Body, 2016, 180cm x 180cm Glitter on Burlap

Astral Body of the spotless mind, 2016, 100cm x 100cm, glitter on burlap

Astral Body of the spotless mind, 2016, 100cm x 100cm, glitter on burlap

Astral Gate Indigo, 2016, 120cm x 100cm glitter on burlap

Astral Gate Indigo, 2016, 120cm x 100cm glitter on burlap

Icognito series installation view

Icognito series installation view

, 2016, 180cm x 180cm, incognito series, glitter on burlap

, 2016, 180cm x 180cm, incognito series, glitter on burlap

Vitriol , 2014, 180cm x 180cm, incognito series, glitter on burlap

Vitriol , 2014, 180cm x 180cm, incognito series, glitter on burlap

incognito series installation view

incognito series installation view

Sexy saxophone, 2016, Trans Pashion series, Print on various merchandizing products for installation.

Sexy saxophone, 2016, Trans Pashion series, Print on various merchandizing products for installation.

Babe watch, 2016, Trans Pashion series, Print on various merchandizing products for installation.

Babe watch, 2016, Trans Pashion series, Print on various merchandizing products for installation.

Photo credits: Dasy Loewl, Pimp my Ride to heaven, 2014 installation view Deutsche bank Kunsthalle Berlin

Photo credits: Dasy Loewl, Pimp my Ride to heaven, 2014 installation view Deutsche bank Kunsthalle Berlin

Photo credits: Dasy Loewl, Pimp my Ride to heaven, 2014 installation view Deutsche bank Kunsthalle Berlin

Photo credits: Dasy Loewl, Pimp my Ride to heaven, 2014 installation view Deutsche bank Kunsthalle Berlin

Photo credits: Dasy Loewl, Pimp my Ride to heaven, 2014 installation view Deutsche bank Kunsthalle Berlin

Photo credits: Dasy Loewl, Pimp my Ride to heaven, 2014 installation view Deutsche bank Kunsthalle Berlin

The quantum Gate, 2013

The quantum Gate, 2013

A Toronto Fugiens series 2016, oil and metal leaf on canvas

A Toronto Fugiens series 2016, oil and metal leaf on canvas

What is it about your studio space that inspires you?

Soon I'm moving in a great new space in the spanish country side, where the landscape is delightful and inspiring.

What sounds, scents and sights do you encounter while in your studio?

I love incense and burning sage. Ilisten mostly to classical musique while working. Lately mostly Hildergard Von Bongen

What is your favourite material to work with? How has your use of it evolved throughout your practice?

Glitter, Fabric, Wood, plaster, Ink, crystals, glass, sound and light.

What themes do you pursue?

Spirituality in many forms, New Age believes and aesthetics, Death, Love, Kitsch, Romanticism.

What advice has had the biggest impact on your career?

My great uncle told me when I was 16.. ” after one painting make 10, after 10 make 100, after 100 make 1 000, after 1 000 make 10 000 “…. never stop..

If you could install your art absolutely anywhere, where would that be?

In peoples heart

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?

I would love a painting by Augustin Lesage

If you weren´t an artist, what would you be doing?

Composer.

What are your favourite places besides your studio?

Nature


WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Deutsche Bank, Germany

Privat Sammlung Köstlin, Berlin

Private Collection Dell'Aniello, Montreal

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GALLERIES

Wildpalms | http://wild-palms.com/

AWARDS

2016 Honorable mention RBC painting competition

2014 Elsa Neumann Stipendium

2013 Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

EDUCATION (detailed)

2006-2008 Painting and drawing, Concordia University, Montreal

2008-2012 Diplom Malerei, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin

2013 Meisterschüler bei Werner Liebmann, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin


For more information and inquiries about this artist, please contact Artitious by emailing to artist@artitious.com

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