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25: Galgaliel, Vibration, Somehow, I know that I am haunted to be wanted



Tomislav Nikolic


1970 –

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  • Details

    Media categories
    Mixed media painting , Painting
    Materials used
    triptych: synthetic polymer paint and marble dust on canvas
    dimensions variable :

    a - angel, 20 x 20 cm

    b - portal, 76 x 76 cm

    c - contradiction, 150 x 150 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed upper c. verso on canvas [part a], pencil "Tomislav Nikolic". Not dated.
    Signed u.l. verso on canvas [part b], pencil "Tomislav Nikolic". Not dated.
    Signed u.l. verso on canvas [part c], pencil "Tomislav Nikolic". Not dated.

    Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Tomislav Nikolic
    Artist information
    Tomislav Nikolic

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Tomislav Nikolic is one of the most significant and exciting abstract painters working in Australia today. Nikolic, like some of the great abstract painters of the twentieth century, draws inspiration from spirituality in his work, including religion, esoteric philosophies and new age mysticism. He will select ideas from various belief systems and popular culture, which are cryptically referenced in the titles of his work, and use these as a starting point for making paintings. According to Nikolic, the three segments of this triptych represent, from largest to smallest, an angel (soul), a portal (mind), and a contradiction (body). In this sense Nikolic has rendered, through a personalised and symbolic vocabulary of colour and form, a profile of an individual and elements that constitute their spiritual being.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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