Elevator by Nick Alm

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Nick Alm



65 x 95 cm | 25 1/2 x 37 1/4 in

Oil on canvas

  • ARC Purchase Awards ($12,000)
  • PoetsArtists Publishing Prize
  • Second Place ($1,000 Cash Award) / Figurative

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

"I aim to communicate what is inherently and universally human. It's not my goal to make political statements, instead my work addresses itself to the inner world of the individual.

A common method for my larger compositions is to start by blocking in the big shapes in color, and once that is dry I will put on a final layer, finishing section by section. But my method and technique varies from painting to painting. I would likely get bored without the experimentation.

This painting was a part of my recent solo show called "Urbanized" where I explored the human conditions in the modern cityscape.

We see a bunch of unfamiliar people stocked together like monkeys in a small cage, mentally detached from one another and, occupied by their own existential agonies—this is what I see right now. Tomorrow I might see something else." – NICK ALM