Nicolas Radic (santiago-Chile 1984 - )


Nicolás Radic’s compositions push photographic realism to abstraction. Through a series of fine methodical processes,
his paintings detract the object´s material character away from their shape, decontextualizing them and steering them
away from their function. Thus, each work is transformed into an autonomous unit that seeks to reveal the particular
demands of the represented materials. He meticulously captures the nuances of luminosity and the tension between
reality and artifice, a commentary on the medium of painting as a means of expression.
The study of texture, color and rhythm is explored through a wide specter of materials, some as flexible as plastic, as
temporary as paper, and as hard as scrap metal. In his recent works, the artist has turned to paper, pieces of cardboard
and aluminum, to build models, by crumpling them into abstract and geometric constructions. The models are carefully illuminated to make way for the photographic record, an additional challenge to the use of oil painting as a medium. These images are later rendered, as if transcribed, in order to reveal the complex interplay of color and shape,
with light.
Nicolás Radic received his B.F.A. in 2007 from Universidad Católica de Chile. Radic’s work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Santiago, including Museo MAVI (2016); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago (2009); Matucana 100 (2012), Galería XS (2016), among others. Radic has participated in several international art
fairs, including ArtLima, Peru; Untitled, Miami; Pinta, New York; Pinta, Miami; ARTBO, Bogota; ArteBA, Buenos Aires;
Ch.ACO, Santiago. His work is featured in several private collections, including (…) and Sayago & Pardon, Los Angeles.

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Work Selection

Nicolas Radic - Bronce


Nicolas Radic - Aluminum


Nicolas Radic - Cartel