Nico Sawatzki

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“I deal with spatial constructions in the broadest sense. Impressions I have gathered as a graffiti artist or just hanging around looking at an interesting angle of a building in urban structures generally defines my work.

It does not matter whether the illustration may actually exist or whether prospects or views are exactly consistent. Therefore, I am not guided in coloring even the naturalistic original. In color compositions, I let myself be influenced by graffiti. Common combinations to produce a possible aggressive or morbid picture mood, one that just catches your eye and aimed at a strong contrast effect, barely noticeable.

I construct my paintings on a playground-like surface for the viewer in which he or she can introduce and explore their own associations.

Here I try to move towards the fine line between the reference to architectural conditions and the completely non-objective painting.”