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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Nike Savvas

b. 1964, Australia

Nike Savvas' immersive installations recall the optical effects of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, yet the experiential reality of these are always joyous. Working across installation, sculpture, kinetic and light-based media, the Savvas creates works that are never static but constantly redirect the gaze, challenging spatial perceptions and demanding an active participation from her viewers. Trained as a painter, her intricate works draw comparison with optical artist Bridget Riley, whilst transforming the scientific and mundane into formulae for creating works. Music is often transposed into colours, and her palette often derives from the Australian landscape.

Born in Sydney, Savvas gained her MFA Hons from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, and was the recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship from Goldsmiths College, London. Her work is well represented in public collections throughout the world, including art museums in San Francisco, Sydney and Auckland. 

Featured Artworks

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Living on a Promise (A6) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A6), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
Arc One Gallery
Living on a Promise (A5) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A5), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
Arc One Gallery
Living on a Promise (A4) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A4), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
Arc One Gallery
Living on a Promise (A3) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A3), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
Arc One Gallery
Living on a Promise (A2) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A2), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
53 x 41.5 x 41.5 cm
Arc One Gallery
Living on a Promise (A1) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A1), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
Arc One Gallery
Atomic #1 by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasAtomic #1, 2005 C-Type Photograph
124 x 156 cm
Arc One Gallery
Truncated Icosahedron (small) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasTruncated Icosahedron (small), 2014 wood, wool and steel
90 x 90 x 90 cm
Arc One Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Nike Savvas, Living on a Promise at Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
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24 October–25 November 2017 Nike Savvas Living on a Promise Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Circle Divine at Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
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20 September–21 October 2017 Group Exhibition The Circle Divine Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Nike Savvas, Sparks at Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
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5 March–5 April 2014 Nike Savvas Sparks Arc One Gallery, Melbourne

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Sydney Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Sydney Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown 7 Sep 2018 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

Sydney Contemporary returns to Carriageworks for its fourth edition between 13 and 16 September 2018 with 87 local and international galleries and a full programme of performances, talks, large-scale curated installations and tours. Beyond the fair, Sydney is abundant with standout shows that challenge perceptions around identity, the body, and...

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In Related Press

Sydney Contemporary: Barry Keldoulis' expert guide to buying art Related Press Sydney Contemporary: Barry Keldoulis' expert guide to buying art The Upsider : 25 August 2017

Barry Keldoulis is a rare breed of gallerist slash collector. With more than three decades experience in contemporary art, he has remained true to his mission of closing the gap between artist-run initiatives and larger commercial galleries that often dominate international criticism.

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'Superposition of three types' Related Press 'Superposition of three types' Art Almanac : 10 February 2017

Images converge then shift, contract and explode in a field of colour. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor and Talia Linz, Superposition of three types highlights the continuing effectiveness of colour and form in contemporary Australian art. Implicit in its title, the exhibition deals with the overlapping of different 'types' of practices; and the...

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