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Skye Nicolas

NO, DON’T DISAPPEAR [WM-2]

2022
Lenticular print with NFT
60.9 x 60.9 cm
24.0 x 24.0 in
Edition of 25

Estimated delivery time: 4 - 6 weeks
1.200,00 €excl. VAT & shipping

In celebration of youth culture and coming-of-age tropes, "NO, DON'T DISAPPEAR [WM-2]" from Skye Nicolas' Walkman series elevates portable music devices such as the Sony Walkman as cerebral or dematerialized readymades: conceptual digital representations of physical objects contextualized as digital artifacts containing data.

The series typifies Nicolas' pixel paintings in which remixed images are reduced to their essential structure, the outline. Graphic elements are streamlined into nebulous shimmering pixels that dance across the contrasting dark background of the digital canvas. Declarative statements glide across the screen (often lifted from 1980’s and 1990’s era song lyrics), serve as both internal dialogue and a crucial visual detail to complete the digital painting’s overall composition. The result of this process of reduction and layered storytelling is a visually poetic distillation in which the viewer finds themselves occupying; an intangible dreamscape atmosphere arousing an induced nostalgia that seduces and captivates the senses.

ABOUT THE NFT

Collectors purchase the physical edition on EXPANDED.ART. The artist mints the NFT on Tezos and sends it via Airdrop to the collector’s wallet. 

ABOUT THE EDITION NUMBER

The editions are numbered randomly, i.e. the edition number is not chronologically assigned to the time of order receipt. All LIMITED EDITIONS are authenticated with a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist on the back of the print.