October 9, 2018
NIKE SAVVAS features on the front cover of Art Monthly magazine alongside her monumental new installation ‘Finale: Bouquet’ curated by Nina Tonga at Te Papa in New Zealand. In the interview, she discusses this exuberant 200,000 piece work and painting in the expanded field.
“Painting today covers so much different territory than it has in the past. Its continuation in what has been referred to as the current post-medium condition means that it can now exist beyond traditional materials and creative conventions and is openly connected to a vast network of stimuli.”
Savvas relates the work to her childhood in Canberra and her proximity to Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles as having had powerful influence on her early development. “Finale: Bouquet also transports me into the domain of abstract expressionism through colour, gesture, space, systems, layers scale, immersion and the transportation of the viewer into different realms.” She hopes the work provides an engaging and empowering experience that encourages participation on many levels.
The show runs until the 12th of January, 2020.
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