INTERVIEW: NCOUR - BAROQUE-N DREAMS
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/
It is a video that uses Frida as the centerpiece.
WHAT ARE YOUR LATEST OR FUTURE PROJECTS/ COLLABORATIONS?
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