Featured Artist : Nikolai Goodich

20 Questions to the Artist Nikolai Goodich. (www.nikolaigoodich.com)
1: Who are you? nikolai soren goodich

2: What is your background? british/french/dutch/african american/cherokee/black creek/russian jew

3: Where were you born? los angeles july 1969

4: Explain your work in up to 40 words. I make layered paintings and drawings where the layers are split apart via actual layering of plastics, plexiglass or translucent papers with paper, wood or canvas as support…these are made into light boxes or hang on the wall in the trad manner or are hung out in the space as two sided transparent paintings

5: How has your practice changed over time? since starting to work with plexiglass and other transparent materials in 1988 my paintings have become more and more Art Brut as well as incorporating more Sacred Geometry and autobiographical imagery from my own spiritual and life experiences

6: Do you have a favourite medium to work in? all

7: Do you pursue any themes? If so what? the revelation that the soul, my soul, is one with the universe

8: What other jobs have you done/do you do other than being an artist? art installer/preparator/gallery assist…musician…video editor…film prod assist…storyboarding…packing and shipping fine art

9: What research do you do for your art? reading…studying history, science, spiritual systems

10: What makes you angry? humanities inhumanity to man, ignorance, my own limitations

11: What is your favourite color? black, no blue ! aaaaaahhhhhh ! ( lol monty python holy grail joke )

12: What is your favourite piece that you have produced? East LA Polyglot, mixed media plexiglass assemblage lightbox painting, 12 ft x 8ft x 2ft, 2003 ( can be seen on my website http://www.nikolaigoodich.com )

13: What music/album are you currently listening to? Sun RA…Gil Evans…Stars Of The Lid…Mogwai

14: What makes you happy? selling my artworks…showing my artworks…hearing positive responses from others on their seeing my works…family…friends…life

15: What are your favourite films? wings of desire…M…Satyricon…hundreds of other films to numerous to list

16: Favourite place? france

17: One or more artists you like? claus dubufet…max ernst…francis bacon…shwitters…sue coe

18: What is your favourite word? all words are equally rad

19: Professionally what is your goal? to survive the hell we humans have forced upon ourselves on earth

20: What would your dream commission be? a large scale public art plexiglass assemblage lightbox wall painting in paris or nyc or LA or berlin etc.

Epiphany #3, mixed media plexiglass assemblage painting on canvas, 48″ x 60″, 2015. (Image Courtesy of the Artist.)
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