Nicholas Party begins with objects that are familiar to us in our daily lives and renders them in a way that heightens or exaggerates their presence. Coffee pots, cups, cutlery, geometric shapes, plants and portraits—both human and animal—often appear in his work, which includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and curatorial projects. Party has a background as a graffiti artist and is influenced by Cezanne, Hockney and Giorgio Morandi.
Party’s solo shows include Kaufman Repetto, Milan, Italy, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany, The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Salon 94, New York, Swiss Institute, New York, Espace D’Art Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland, The Woodmill, London, England and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, among others. Group shows include Shanaynay, Paris, France, Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Cantina del Bargino, Italy, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.
Courtesy of Glasgow International