PAINTINGS BY NICHOLAS HARPER
@ GALLERY 360
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 11th, 7-10pm
Please join us on the evening of January 11th from 7-10pm for the opening reception of Belladonna, Paintings by Nicholas Harper at Gallery 360.
Nicholas will be exhibiting a number of new pieces along with a few oldies but goodies.
I started drawing as a young child as a way to pass the hours of solitude, a coping mechanism I’m sure. I found shelter in the tip of a Design pen gliding it’s way across a bright sheet of Arches. Somewhere, where the ink met the fine tooth of the paper, there lie an entire world of potential, where anything was possible and every question had an answer.
Years later, after making art not only a profession, but a lifestyle, I’ve come to know that for every question answered, there are many more to be uncovered. Perhaps therein lies the wisdom behind the saying “It’s in the journey, not the destination.”
The friends I’ve met along the way have been a great source of inspiration and motivation. Whether they are artists, collectors, enthusiasts or just plain passers by taking a peak into the world of art, they have all contributed to my work and my life, and for that I am grateful. I hope that you stick around and perhaps our journeys can be made all the better by traveling them together.
Nicholas Harper is an Atelier trained, award-winning artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Harper refers to his artistic style as magical realism and is heavily influenced by Russian and Orthodox Iconography. Perhaps most well known for his portraits of women with long necks, Harper attempts to convey his personal symbology in which the compositions represent the inner struggle within each of us, between our spiritual potential and our worldly natures.
Over the past 14 years, while continuing to own and operate the Rogue Buddha Gallery as a labor of love, Harper has continued to expand upon his personal artistic repertoire. He has exhibited throughout the country and is collected widely. He has also appeared in numerous publications, including CNN, where he was named as an artist to watch.
Most recently, Harper was featured on MN Original on PBS.
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