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~ Nicholas Ives

~ Nicholas Ives

Melbourne, Australia., (b. 1979)

~ At times darkly comical ~ Nicholas Ives’ paintings are often deeply personal in their subject matter ~ alternating between the serious ~ and the absurd ~ often in the same work.

Melbourne-based artist Nicholas Ives has a relentless curiosity that, as a painter, often takes him to places even he doesn't recognise. Generally figurative in nature, his works are sometimes absurd, often dark, and usually very witty, with strange beings populating landscapes that are dream-like and ethereal. His fascination for ‘other-worldliness’ often forces the viewer into focusing on the narrative of the work, stealing our gaze away from the subjects he explores; religion, power, and authority.

Nicholas Ives

~ Works

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VIV-1688

'A School of Fish had a train of thought...' , 2018

Oil on linen
750 x 1000 x 50mm

VIV-1639

'Self Portrait - Knocked Out' , 2019

Oil on linen
500 x 600mm

VIV-1518

'Sliding Worlds 1' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1513

'Sliding Worlds 3' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper.
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1512

'Sliding Worlds 2' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper.
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1511

'Sliding Worlds 4' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper.
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1510

'Sliding Worlds 5' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1509

'Sliding Worlds 6' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1508

'Sliding Worlds 7' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1507

'Sliding Worlds 8' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1506

'Sliding Worlds 9' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper.
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1505

'Sliding Worlds 11' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1504

'Sliding Worlds 10' , 2018

Acrylic and Oil on Paper
420 x 594 x 1mm

VIV-1481

'Infinite Crisis' , 2018

Oil on Linen
1060 x 1540 x 20mm

VIV-1480

'The Odyssey of Homer' , 2018

Oil on Linen
330 x 430 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1479

'For the King' , 2018

Oil on Linen
560 x 660 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1478

'For Laughter's Sake' , 2018

Oil on Linen
600 x 850 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1477

'Norwegian Wood' , 2018

Oil on Linen
760 x 1060 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1476

'Knives & Forks' , 2018

Oil on Linen
400 x 540 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1475

'One is Silver and One is Gold' , 2018

Oil on Linen
580 x 740 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1474

'I Got Nothin' ' , 2018

Oil on Linen
600 x 850 x 50mm

VIV-1473

'The Abacus ' , 2018

Oil on Linen - unframed
550 x 350 x 35mm

VIV-1472

'The Scientist' , 2018

Oil on Linen
1540 x 1060 x 20mm

VIV-1471

'Remember Treehouse' , 2018

Oil on Linen
560 x 690 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1227

'Back To Earth ' , 2016

Oil on Linen
240 x 300 x 25mm

VIV-1184

'Echo la la' , 2017

Oil on Linen
260 x 305 x 25mm

SOLD
VIV-1183

'This Foolish Delight' , 2017

Oil on Linen
580 x 735 x 55mm

VIV-1182

'Perpetual Leaks 2' , 2017

Oil on Linen
580 x 785 x 55mm

SOLD
VIV-1181

'Upon A Black Swan' , 2015

Oil on Linen
330 x 430 x 55mm

VIV-1180

'Backwards' , 2017

Oil on Linen
530 x 690 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1179

'Ghosts Who Walk' , 2016

Oil on Linen
380 x 460 x 55mm

VIV-1178

'Fume - Self Portrait with Spots' , 2017

Oil on Linen
575 x 780 x 55mm

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