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Focus on: Nicolas Party

Miami— March 02, 2020—The market’s desire for young artists is back, especially if they bring new ideas and innovative approaches.  One of the names you’re likely to hear among this next generation of artists is Nicolas Party, a genial 39-year-old Swiss artist who has won international attention not for his high-tech artistry, but rather for the opposite.  

Primarily known for his intensely saturated pastel colors, Party works across a wide range of media including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a clean and sharp fashion.  Rather than creating faithful representations from nature, he uses these seemingly inoffensive subjects as an entry point for an exploration into the art of painting itself. Behind the surreal simplicity of his figures, there’s a search for the figure’s translation and transformation through color, materials, and composition.

Party’s talent has been recognized by the art world and responded with important shows at distinguished institutions such as the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Swiss Institute in New York, among others.  

Party started to turn heads at auction when his painting Landscape (2015) sold at Phillips in May 2019 for $608,000, over four times its high estimate.  Since then, the market has propelled Party’s works as high as seven figures at auction, and prices in the primary market have also jumped higher and higher as his recognition among collectors has grown.

Nicolas Party lives and works in Brussels and New York.  He completed a BA in fine art at the Lausanne School of Art before undertaking an MA at The Glasgow School of Art.  

To learn more about Party and available works click here 

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