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Nic Joly

Nic Joly

Nic Joly was born 1973, the cousin if TV comedian Dom Joly, and in 2005 he started his Under foot works, but only launched them to the world in 2012. And since then their reputation has been growing. He sees his sculptures as pieces of theatre to get lost in, framed feelings, thoughts, imaginings, and observations.
The pieces’ small scale evoke feelings of omnipotence and the onlooker is automatically made to feel like a voyeur towards the figures within.
The scale draws the viewer in, allowing for the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or into someone’s life.
The glass and frames themselves contain and compresses the world within, seeming to suspend time itself with all its accompanying humour, fear, dilemmas and happiness.
He has long been inspired by the works of Hieronymous Bosch and Bruegel. One gets lost in their intricate works, and the feelings they evoke.
In his own small way he strives to create h Read More

 

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