Nikolas Soren Goodich


Nikolas Soren Goodich Bio on Chou Sauvage
Born in Los Angeles in 1969, I have been an artist my entire life. I have attended the Rhode Island School of Design, the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago, three of the top 10 art schools in the country. I am currently at VCUarts in Richmond VA - the #1 public art school in the USA - finishing my BFA. I am 48 years old and have lived all over the USA - Los Angeles, South Dakota, Virginia, New York City, Providence, Boston, Chicago, San Fransisco - and in Canada, in the UK and as far east as Berlin. In every city I have made my work, exhibited and sold it to art collectors and lovers of all types.
My obsession has found its expression in drawings, prints and paintings on canvas, glass, wood, plexiglass and paper. I have evolved a form that I call “mixed media plexiglass assemblage paintings”. These works involve layers of transparent materials such as glass, clear tape, plexiglass and plastics which are painted or drawn upon and then layered together and either built into lightboxes, are two sided or are attached to canvases as a support. The images that result in my work are always layered, sometimes literally and other times as a formal metaphor - layers of marks and textures and colors.
In my series of large archival pigment prints “Anamnesis and Aporia” which I made for a solo show that I had in Los Angeles at Gallery 169, I took a selection of very small works on paper out of hundreds that I had made from 2011 to 2013 and scanned them at a very high resolution. I then printed them very large on glossy archival paper - 47” x 60”. These are one of a kind prints which are originals and are not multiples. Due to the extremely high resolution scans these prints reveal an incredible amount of detail that would normally be nearly invisible. These details include subtle aspects of texture, luminosity of the media and highly contrasting hues and values of color. Because I used a wide variety of mixed media in the original works on paper - crayon, acrylic, sharpie, charcoal, collage, metallic paints, etc etc, the series of large scale prints reveal unique and constantly shifting formal elements.
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