Mythos - SERIES
B. 1975, Canada
Lives and works: San Diego, CA
Tim Nikiforuk is a Canadian artist whose work seeks to inhabit, and work within, the space between painting and sculpture. Best known for his richly textured, vividly coloured applications of gel and oils over substrates such as vinyl and panel, Nikiforuk infuses his paintings with a sense of immediacy and graceful swirling movement.
His latest Mythos series is influenced by the drama, theatrics and energy of Greco‐Roman mythology, apparent in titles such as "Poseidon", "Medusa" and “The Birth of Gaea”. Spontaneous gesture and fluidity of brushwork are what Nikiforuk strives for in his abstract pieces. The influence of artists such as Robert Ryman and Jason Martin reflect his concern for a practice rooted in process-based abstraction.
Nikiforuk received his BFA from the University of Calgary in 1999, and his MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2001. He currently lives and works in San Diego, CA and is represented by the DECORAZONgallery.
“My strongest work is that which is anchored in composition,” the artist reflects. “I have a deep concern for the fluidity and movement of the marks I make, each one must work in harmony with its neighbor.”