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Title

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

2003-2004


Artist

Tomislav Nikolic

Australia

1970 -


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.


Details


Date

2003-2004


Materials used

triptych: synthetic polymer paint and marble dust on canvas


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

359.2017.a-c


Artist information

Tomislav Nikolic

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history