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NIKA FONTAINE feat. in CANADIAN ART!!

NIKA FONTAINE feat. in CANADIAN ART!!

10 Artists Who Disrupt the Status Qou
„who question, challenge and subvert exected or established frameworks“

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“Vari”, glitter particles and acrylic-glue-mixture on burlap. 50 x 60cm. 2016.

 
“Spirituality is at the core of my practice,” Fontaine says, “but decoration and kitsch
are other important aspects. I want to use these to create something over the top.”
Fontaine’s paintings negotiate the influence of her great-uncle, Plasticiens painter
Jean-Paul Jérôme: “I was always surrounded by his paintings as a child. They are
very beautiful, well-composed and classical Modernist works—but they made me
want to create something more active and challenging to viewers, something aggressive.
I love playing on the edge of good and bad taste.” – Sam Cotter
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