Pniel Pniel

by 
Nico Krijno

Limited edition of 20
Incl. signed and numbered certificate
€1.850
Year 2018
Size 70 × 64 [cm]
Paper Type Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
Print Type Archival Pigment Print
Represented by The Ravestijn Gallery
Year 2018
Size 70 × 64 [cm]
Pages Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
ISBN Archival Pigment Print

About the artist

Taking from the rugged landscapes of his South African home, Nico’s practice is a playful exploration of photography and three-dimensional forms. In Pniel, Nico paired found objects with printed matter, which were then photographed and digitally manipulated, finishing with a vibrant, collage-like composition.

“Nico Krijno, for one, has always felt compelled to interfere with the surface of his works – often illogical, sprawling scenes which abstract shape and form to the point of no return.”
Maisie Skidmore

“Everything has one good angle. The physicality and the effort involved in the moment of making the work is very important to me, the mistakes made, the objects falling over…”
Nico Krijno

“If people knew too much about what they’re looking at, a lot of the magic would leave the work. The mystery of scale is quite important.”
Nico Krijno

Nico Krijno

Cape Town, South Africa

Painting, performance, photography and sculpture are continuously weaved together to create Nico Krijno’s (b. 1981, South Africa) characteristic visual aesthetic; Intensely playful and deeply non-linear, his work sharply re-adjusts and questions what we perceive as a photograph. Situated on a rural farm outside of Cape Town, Krijno’s studio and house acts as both a secluded space of production and a source of often discarded material that he consequently transforms into his theatrical scenes. His work represents a sustained experiment into the perceived truth of the medium, a venture which is ever more relevant in today’s shifting image culture.  

About the artist

Taking from the rugged landscapes of his South African home, Nico’s practice is a playful exploration of photography and three-dimensional forms. In Pniel, Nico paired found objects with printed matter, which were then photographed and digitally manipulated, finishing with a vibrant, collage-like composition.

“Nico Krijno, for one, has always felt compelled to interfere with the surface of his works – often illogical, sprawling scenes which abstract shape and form to the point of no return.”
Maisie Skidmore

“Everything has one good angle. The physicality and the effort involved in the moment of making the work is very important to me, the mistakes made, the objects falling over…”
Nico Krijno

“If people knew too much about what they’re looking at, a lot of the magic would leave the work. The mystery of scale is quite important.”
Nico Krijno

Nico Krijno

Cape Town, South Africa

Painting, performance, photography and sculpture are continuously weaved together to create Nico Krijno’s (b. 1981, South Africa) characteristic visual aesthetic; Intensely playful and deeply non-linear, his work sharply re-adjusts and questions what we perceive as a photograph. Situated on a rural farm outside of Cape Town, Krijno’s studio and house acts as both a secluded space of production and a source of often discarded material that he consequently transforms into his theatrical scenes. His work represents a sustained experiment into the perceived truth of the medium, a venture which is ever more relevant in today’s shifting image culture.  

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