Nicole

Tijoux

ABOUT THE ARTIST

ARTIST STATEMENT

"Since my BA (2005) I have been working in painting, interested in different translation processes from photos to the canvas, especially when the light and its reflections on the surface of the water activates our ways of seeing in many different forms: the sunlight bouncing incandescently leaving you dazzled, human figures merging with the sea until they almost disappear, pool or dense aqueous medium dissolving such figures into fragments.

I started taking photos of swimmers in pools, as means to try several compositions. The figures, the lines underwater, shadows and particles of colour were then translated through oil painting but omitting some information about them in order to focus on how the fragments behave in the moving surface of the water. At the same time, I used one single colour to refer to the background of the figure, a flat and traceless colour field whose emptiness created a tension with the full detail figure scattered."

"I like to explore ideas such as how the clash of a body and a stream of water creates an optical problem. The way the shape vanishes in the vapor of the water, and the ghostly appearance of the body that can be captured in a photograph or a painting."

  • In the Surface | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    In the Surface

    Nicole Tijoux / Painting

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  • Island | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    Island

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  • Big Wave | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    Big Wave

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  • Piscina | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    Piscina

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  • 'Full Moon' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Full Moon'

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  • 'Apnea' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Apnea'

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  • 'Morning' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Morning'

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  • Lake | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    Lake

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  • 'Piscina 4' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Piscina 4'

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  • 'Piscina 1' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Piscina 1'

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  • 'Piscina 3' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Piscina 3'

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  • 'Piscina 2' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Piscina 2'

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  • 'Ocean 6' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Ocean 6'

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  • 'Ocean 5' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Ocean 5'

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  • Quiet | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    Quiet

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  • 'Two' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Two'

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  • 'Ocean Waves' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Ocean Waves'

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  • Peace | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    Peace

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  • 'Ocean 4' | Nicole Tijoux | Painting

    'Ocean 4'

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