Artist's description:

From a limited edition of 4 archival photographs
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image: 26.7×40 inches/68×102 cm
Paper: 28.7×42 inches/73×107 cm

A female figure is partially submerged beneath deep azure waters. Bright and exuberant colors, multiple shades of electric blue, and a smooth, light beige intermingle. The details of her body are obscured by ripples and refraction, bridging the distinction between fine art nude and erotic art photography. Only the tip of her chin emerges from the blue mass. A dark blue shadow snakes along her form, making her appear more luminous. Bright white highlights dance on the surface of the clear waters.

The posture and lines of the limp swimmer are tranquil, but the colors of the water are vivid. Sunlight explodes at the top of the image where tiny drops and ripples interrupt the surface. Bubbles surround the figure and give a sense of depth to the layer of water above her.

She lays back, her face turned away, serenely overtaken by the aquatic wonderland. Her outstretched arms create a solemn mood. The edges of her form zig zag, melding with the water.

This liquid nude explores the interaction between the female form and the power of the water that envelops her. While her movements easily change the appearance of the water, it envelopes her, representing an indomitable power. The appearance of water is endlessly intricate, and a human form in its midst adds to the complexity.

Materials used:

Archival inkjet photograph on 300 gsm paper

Purification (2018)


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