The work of the German-born, New York-based artist Nikolas Gambaroff deals with modes of display, artistic production, and authorship, in particular, the processes and traditions of painting. So being, Gambaroff has developed an idiosyncratic aesthetic, the result of a unique method of painting that involves collaging and arranging layers of newsprint on canvas or panel. Familiar headlines, public figures, movie ads, and luxury merchandise remain partially discernible, if fragmented, within the resulting formally complex compositions.
Gambaroff earned his MFA from Bard College’s School of Visual Arts. His work has been shown at White Cube in London, Melbourne’s Australian Center for Contemporary Art, the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among other institutions, galleries, and fairs across the globe. In 2014, Gambaroff was an artist in resident at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.