Glasgow International 2020

Nicolas Party

Nicholas Party (b. 1980), in Lausanne, Switzerland, lives and works in Brussels.

Party begins with objects that are familiar to us in our daily lives and renders them in a way that heightens or exaggerates their presence. Coffee pots, cups, cutlery, geometric shapes, plants and portraits – both human and animal – often appear in his work, which includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and curatorial projects. Party has a background as a graffiti artist and is influenced by Cezanne, Hockney and Giorgio Morandi.

Solo shows include: ‘Snail’s Chapel’, Kaufman Repetto, Milan, Italy (2015), ‘Panorama’, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland (2015), ‘Boys and Pastel’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015), ‘Two Naked Women’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy (2015), ‘Pastel et nu’, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, France (2015), ‘Trunks and Faces’, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany (2014), ‘Landscape’, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2014), ‘Pastel’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Switzerland (2014), ‘Carrot Stairs’, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Permanent Commission), Scotland (2014), ‘Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours’, The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow, Scotland (2013), ‘Nicolas Party “Cully Jazz”’, Davel 14, Cully, Switzerland (2013), ‘Dinner for 24 Dogs’, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, USA (2012), ‘Still Lifes and Big Naked Women’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Switzerland (2012), ‘Still Life, Stones and Elephants’, Swiss Institute, New York, USA (2012) and many more.

Group shows include: ‘Full House’, Shanaynay, Paris, France (2015), ‘Tiger Tiger’, Salon 94, New York, USA (2015), ‘STILL-LIFE Remix, Antinori Art Project’, Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Cantina del Bargino, Italy (2015), ‘Prix Mobilière’, artgenève Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland (2015), ‘Three Elephant’s Day’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (Performance with Serge Vuille), Germany (2014), ‘I’m So Green’, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany (2014), ‘/prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion – Kunstzentrum Glasgow’, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany (2013), ‘Uri Aran, JWDB, Nicolas Party’, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA (2013), ’40/40′, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland (2013), ‘Just What Is Not Is Possible’, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2013), ‘IHRE GESCHICHTE(N)’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (2013), ‘157 Days of Sunshine’, The Bothy Project at the Walled Garden, Glasgow, Scotland (2013), ‘CARPETS OF DISTINCTION’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland (2012), ‘The Best of Times’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich, Switzerland (2012), ‘Allez-y’, R4, Ile Seguin, Paris, France (2012), ‘‘Arrives In Starting’ with Stephane Devidal’, The Duchy Gallery (offsite), Glasgow (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012), Scotland (2012) and many more.

Nicolas Party


Nicolas Party presents a new major public artwork outside The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane.

Party’s practice focuses on examining and re-imagining painting’s traditional genres of still life, portraiture and landscape, which he often renders in a graphic and flat manner. Working across painting, installation, drawing and sculpture, Party’s varied engagement with his chosen medium is reflective of his broader interest in art history and decorative tradition.

Party considers the natural environment and the social context in conceiving his immersive, site-specific works. He is interested in how paint and form has the power to alter our perception of the built environment, and he regularly paints murals, either as stand-alone works or as carefully orchestrated settings for his paintings.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri, 10am – 6pm
Thu, 10am – 8pm
Sat & Sun, 12pm – 5pm

Tue 8 – Sat 26 May
Thu – Sat, 12pm – 5pm

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