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b. 1985, Romania

Iulia Nistor Biography

The paintings of Romanian-born artist, Iulia Nistor allude to the seemingly hidden and undefined, ultimately having as subject the method of their making. She follows a tenaciously developed procedure that consists of overlapping various layers of paint and repeatedly removing them.

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For the artist, regress results from this method of informing and discharging which creates the sensual field. Her painting process is a process of excavation–subtracting from the image either by taking away parts of the still wet colour with paper pressings or if in a dry state, sanding or scrapping it off. As a result, the leftover fragments of multiple layers sediment and forge a ground from which signifying gestures and forms emerge.

Iulia Nistor (1985, Bucharest) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Her solo exhibitions include: Canary in a coal mine, Plan B, Berlin (2017); Before Interpretation, Galeria Electroputere, Craiova (2015); .../.../..., Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (2015); (i)... (ii)... (iii)... (iv)..., Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest (2014).

Her work has been presented in group exhibitions such as After Rubens, Städelmuseum, Frankfurt am Main (2017); Track Changes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016); Gardeners Digest - The Yew, Societas Horti (CCA), Tbilisi (2016); The Real Kiss, JOHAN, Frankfurt am Main (2016); DIY Immortality Program (MTL II), Heute, Nuremberg (2015); Into Black, Sala Tipografia, Bucharest (2015); Preisträgerausstellung, Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (2014); Escapes: Colony. Endocosmos. Ulysses. Unsent Postcards, Museo Guerra Junqueiro, Porto (2013).

Text courtesy Mendes Wood DM.

Iulia Nistor Featured Artworks

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Untitled (from Revenge of the Given) by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Iulia NistorUntitled (from Revenge of the Given), 2021Oil on wood
139 x 100 x 1.2 cm
Galeria Plan B Contact Gallery
Untitled (from Revenge of the Given) by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Iulia NistorUntitled (from Revenge of the Given), 2021Oil on wood
139 x 100 x 1.2 cm
Galeria Plan B Contact Gallery
Evidence E5 F1 A2 by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Iulia NistorEvidence E5 F1 A2, 2021Oil on wood
50 x 40 cm
Galeria Plan B Contact Gallery
Evidence E2 F/W0 A8 by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting
Iulia NistorEvidence E2 F/W0 A8, 2020Oil on wood
50 x 40 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
not really (from Revenge of the Given) by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork works on paper, print
Iulia Nistornot really (from Revenge of the Given), 2019Monotype with intervention, oil and pencil on paper
161 x 122.8 cm
Galeria Plan B Contact Gallery
Evidence E5 F5 P2 by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting
Iulia NistorEvidence E5 F5 P2, 2018Oil on wood
50 x 40 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Evidence E4 F8 P2 by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting
Iulia NistorEvidence E4 F8 P2, 2019Oil on wood
50 x 40 x 1 cm
Galeria Plan B Contact Gallery
Evidence E7 W5 P9 by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork painting
Iulia NistorEvidence E7 W5 P9, 2019Oil on wood
50 x 40 cm
Galeria Plan B Contact Gallery

Iulia Nistor Recent Exhibitions

Iulia Nistor Represented By

Mendes Wood DM contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Mendes Wood DM Brussels, New York, São Paulo
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