I Found Me, 2022
Acrylic on Canvas
56 in. x 45 in. / 142.24 cm. x 114.3 cm.
Nicholas Kontaxis (b. 1996) is a self-taught artist whose abstract expressionist paintings communicate a unique passion for life. The artist was born with a brain tumor that has resulted in thousands of seizures over his lifetime, atypical motor function, and neurodiversity. Instinctively drawn to painting, the medium has provided Kontaxis a conduit for expressing his notably distinct interior life. His speech consists of short utterances, which often become the imaginative titles for his works and are documented while he paints: Hear the Rain, Got Issues, and Just One More Time, to name a few.
Kontaxis uses a battalion of unique idiosyncratic techniques with a variety of media on massive canvases, rendering vibrantly colored works of art brut that ring with joy and optimism. He has had numerous sold-out solo shows in Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Atlanta, and Brooklyn. Solo exhibitions include West Contemporary (London), Heather James Fine Art (Palm Springs), Gilman Contemporary (Sun Valley), TAO (Chicago), and Anne O Art (Atlanta).
Courtesy of the artist (@nicholaskontaxisstudios)
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