'Cool Bodies' vintage 1972 abstract oil painting by Nikolay Nikov - 'NICHE'
following in the evolutionary steps in modern art giants such as Hans Arp, Joan Miro and Calder, Nikov explores the relations of object and shadow in his 'Bodies' series
in this subsequent addition to the series Bodies Nikov revisits the abstract sensual shapes of nude bodies represented as fluid circular forms this time in the cooler color palette juxtaposed by brighter hues of bold greens, blues and oranges
oil on canvas
signed & dated
dimensions: 21" x 13"
Nikolay Nikov, called Nicheto by every one of his contemporaries, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1924
his versatile style developed from his beginnings at a French art school in Paris to his repatriation in Sofia; Bulgaria in the early 60's amidst the harsh years of socialism. Nikov's rise to prominence culminates with the highest honor of having one of his flower paintings made into a national post stamp in the mid 70's. Belated tendencies of the French and German Abstract Expressionism movements of the turn of the century could be found in his early works and later interpretations of styles ranging from Modernism to Soviet Non-Conformism are skillfully woven into an own original style.
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