Nico Krijno

22nd Mar 2017 - 21st Apr 2017

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22 March – 22 April 2017

The Fluid Right Edge is the first UK solo exhibition of South African photographer, Nico Krijno. The exhibition showcases 21 photographs, including new works from his ongoing series New Gestures and Generator, illustrating Krijno’s playful concern with the deconstruction of the still life genre and the interplay of contrasting images and textures, volume and form.

The subjects of Krijno’s still lifes are often temporary, unstable constructions, made of overlooked or ephemeral objects. These structures are created only to be photographed; often toppling or falling to pieces the moment the shutter clicks. His re-evaluation and playful subversion of the tableau tradition continues throughout the works in the exhibition, shown in his use of disposable materials, such as wooden veneer, bungee cords and plastic washing baskets and brooms.

Photographed in Krijno’s studio, these modern still lifes are subsequently digitally reworked. Krijno is especially interested in the transformative power of the photograph to flatten space and confuse perspective, and he utilises digital manipulation to heighten these factors. Component parts are spliced together in Photoshop, scale is altered, backgrounds cut up and reassembled to create foreground details, and negative spaces made entirely solid.

 

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Works

Untitled (Paarl Stacks), 2015

Untitled (Paarl Stacks), 2015

Nico Krijno

Babel, 2016

Babel, 2016

Nico Krijno

Sculpture Study With Burnt Wood, 2016

Sculpture Study With Burnt Wood, 2016

Nico Krijno

Sculpture Study With Burnt Wood, 2016

Sculpture Study With Burnt Wood, 2016

Nico Krijno

Zigzag, 2016

Zigzag, 2016

Nico Krijno

Leonotis Leonurus, 2016

Leonotis Leonurus, 2016

Nico Krijno

Playdough And Bottles, 2016

Playdough And Bottles, 2016

Nico Krijno

Flowers For My Brother, 2016

Flowers For My Brother, 2016

Nico Krijno

Flowers From My Brother, 2016

Flowers From My Brother, 2016

Nico Krijno

Wendyhouse, 2016

Wendyhouse, 2016

Nico Krijno

Sculpture Figure Study, Mignonne, 2016

Sculpture Figure Study, Mignonne, 2016

Nico Krijno

Fig 396, 2016

Fig 396, 2016

Nico Krijno

Fig 397, 2016

Fig 397, 2016

Nico Krijno

Conductor, 2016

Conductor, 2016

Nico Krijno

Potato Palm In Full Sun, 2016

Potato Palm In Full Sun, 2016

Nico Krijno

Form Study Wood 1, 2014

Form Study Wood 1, 2014

Nico Krijno

Form Study Wood 2, 2014

Form Study Wood 2, 2014

Nico Krijno

Form Study Wood 3, 2014

Form Study Wood 3, 2014

Nico Krijno

Form Study Wood 4, 2014

Form Study Wood 4, 2014

Nico Krijno

Form Study Wood 5, 2014

Form Study Wood 5, 2014

Nico Krijno

Figure Study 1, 2016

Figure Study 1, 2016

Nico Krijno

Figure Study 2, 2016

Figure Study 2, 2016

Nico Krijno

Figure Study 3, 2016

Figure Study 3, 2016

Nico Krijno

Maquette With Drape, 2014

Maquette With Drape, 2014

Nico Krijno

Mignonne With Iris, 2015

Mignonne With Iris, 2015

Nico Krijno

Veneer Wood Wood, 2014

Veneer Wood Wood, 2014

Nico Krijno

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