Nicola Staeglich

'liquid light (march#03)'
59,4 x 59,4 cm
oil on mylar

In the "Liquid Lights" series of works and with her choice of a new medium, Nicola Staeglich focuses on light and colour as the media that determine the essence of her painting. But unlike her transparent paintings on acrylic glass, a translucent matt polyester paper serves as the picture support for the "Liquid Lights". This film allows for a highly brilliant colour effect in which the paint merges with the matt surface to form a body of coloured light. At the same time, the specific performative action of Staeglich's painting presents itself as an autonomous and ritual mimesis. The often multiple overlapping of the layers of paper and thus the layers of painting is also represented in the visible overlapping at the edges of the picture field and forms a legible and co-determining factor of the overall composite. Nicola Staeglich's "Liquid Lights" fascinate the viewer with their translucent lightness of material and colour, and at the same time they confront the viewer with their sensual physicality through the layers of their gently bulging foils.

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    About the artist

    Nicola Staeglich lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, at the Kunstakademie in Mainz and gained an MFA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.

    Nicola Staeglich places colour in an intermediate state of physical presence and atmospheric radiance. In her current paintings, Staeglich uses transparent and translucent supports. She paints with large brushes with which she creates a wide variety of colour intensities, structures and visible movement sequences. Staeglich explores the immediate emotional and associative potential of colour and questions our perception.

    Staeglich has received numerous scholarships, including a residency scholarship from the Akademie der Künste Berlin at Villa Serpentara in Italy, a working scholarship from the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn and a one-year residency scholarship from the Berlin Senate in Los Angeles. Her works were selected for the book "100 painters of tomorrow", which was published by Thames & Hudson London in 2014. Staeglich has been a professor of painting at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste (HBK) in Essen since 2015.

    Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. These include: Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph, Berlin; Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich; Gallery Elle, Zurich; Bendigo Art Gallery, Melbourne; Annandale Gallery, Sydney; Georg-Kolbe Museum, Berlin; Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall; Kunstverein Duisburg; Stadtmuseum Oldenburg; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf und Goethe Institut Washington.

    Staeglich's works can be found in numerous private and public collections.