HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
I describe it formally as compilation aesthetics. It is inspired compositionally by geometry with a heavy dose of art history and recently contemporary design elements and photography.
What does your art focus on?
I use imagery from the public domain with an emphasis on art historical imagery to create a contemporary narrative or dialogue. I try to explore ideas that the images don’t convey on their own. With each image I try to have the sum of all the parts create something unique.
What triggers your imagination?
I take a lot from day to day conversation and life. Maybe even more than I realize. Historical and contemporary artists also inspire me.
Where are you based?
Salt Lake City UT, USA. I am currently an artist in residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
When did you join Instagarm?
A few years ago, but I didn’t start seriously posting my artwork until about a year ago.
How did it make your work evolve?
I started doing collage work last year, which was an evolution for my work. Instagram provide a great format for it to reach a lot of people. Thanks to features from some great accounts, the work has garnered some great exposure and opportunities.
Who are the people you worked with?
Currently I have been working mostly alone. I was glad to be able do something for Plastik magazine.
How often do you post?
I try and post at least one thing a day, but sometimes I miss that mark.
What account do you follow religiously?
There are a quite a few accounts I really enjoy:
@love.watts / @thebluebed / @karenrobinovitz / @unskilledworker / @differ.tv / @artsxdesign
And of course @plastikmagazine
I like to follow museum and galleries too, to stay current on what is showing around the world.
What is your most liked artwork/ photo?
It is a video that uses Frida as the centerpiece.
What are your latest or future projects/
I am working with some galleries in New York and the Middle East for exhibitions. I am also preparing for a show for the residency at the museum.
How can someone reach you?
My website, niccourdy.com or send an email to email@example.com