Nikki Maloof, Oranges (2021). Oil on linen. 289.5 x 193 cm. Courtesy Sorry We're Closed.
There is a lot going on in this still life by Yale graduate Nikki Maloof.
Warped perspectives, bold patterned tiles and wallpaper, and a strikingly saturated colour palette make for a refreshing take on the still-life genre.
Spatterings of beautiful deep orange—on the crab, fish, decapitated lobster, and oranges—harmoniously bring the painting together. Measuring nearly three metres in length, the size of the canvas adds to the melodrama of this eccentric scene.
This work is one in a series of paintings and pencil drawings on view at the Brussels-based gallery Sorry We're Closed.