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nicholas silici

Still extrapolating upon his studies and predilections associated with the square form, Silici offers a stinging new element and dynamic shift that creates tension on an otherwise serene color plane. By breaking the template, creating negative space, and juxtaposing two opposing yet inter-related forms, Silici releases the orthodoxy of his original intentions, resulting in a refreshing new take on an ideology that fundamentally addresses the sociology between two distinct forms.

"Click" exudes an honesty that lends itself to the continuous maturation of visual translation and what can now be argued as socio-expression.

Integrating an innate sense of color usage in collaboration with a 'sub-surface,' of concrete, Silici summons a complex, textural beauty that defies conventional modes of abstract expression. It is upon the concrete and therein where Silici's finishes his layered areas of color with a fine, polyurethane coat resulting in a luster that embellishes the clarity of the overall composition. The enlarged presence of his shimmering fields of color exist suspended between the geometric square shape, the observer's retina, and the artist's innate sense of form and scale. His emblematic square forms create a circumscribed yet fluid order, keeping our attention intensely occupied in a dualism of structure and chromatic elaboration.


EDUCATION

Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado - 93 - 97

Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Painting, Art History and Philosophy

LECTURES

05
+ Gallery. Denver. CO

03
Cordell Taylor Gallery, Denver. CO
ILK. MCA Denver. Denver. CO

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

11
New Work, Pirate. Denver, CO

10
Linescapes. Pirate. Denver, CO

09
Architectural Forms. Pirate. Denver, CO

07
Untitled. Pirate. Denver, CO

06
Luminosity and Tranquility. Dairy Center for the Arts. Boulder, CO

05
Click. + Gallery. Denver, CO

04
Expanse. ILK Gallery. Denver, CO

03
Sight Unseen. Cordell Taylor Gallery. Denver, CO

02
Recent Paintings. lmprov Contemporary art, For t Collins, CO.
Squares. ILK Gallery. Denver, CO

01
Personal Squares. ILK Gallery, Denver CO. Square Content. ILK Gallery. Denver, CO

00
New New Paintings. ILK Gallery. Denver, CO
Concrete Squares. ILK@ Pirate. Denver, CO
99 Fort Night- Two Weeks Of Painting. ILK@ Pirate. Denver, CO

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

13
Critical Focus MCA Denver Installation Team. MCA Denver. Denver, CO

11
DO IT. Philip J. Steel Gallery Denver, CO
Members Show. Pirate. Denver, CO

10
Members Show. Pirate. Denver, CO

09 DENMI, Art Basel. Miami, FL

03
10+10 Colorado Biennial. (as ILK Collective). MCA Denver. Denver, CO

02
Untitled, Studio Aiello. Denver, CO
Soft. Fresh Art. Denver, CO

00
ILK Group Show. ILK@ Pirate. Denver, CO
ILK At ARC, ARK Gallery. Albuquerque, NM

99 Group Show. Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Raspberry. Orange. Yellow and Lime. Chicano Humanities & Arts Council. Denver, CO

PUBLICATIONS

05
May Formal Ware. Westward. Michael Paglia.
April Process: Beauty Become Shows of Intellectual Force at +Gallery

03
July Spotlight. Rocky Mountain News. Mary Voelz Chandler
July Artbeat. Westward. Michael Paglia
April Artbeat. Westward. Michael Paglia
May Squaring Off. Go Go Magazine. Laurie Lynx Murphy

01
June Spotlight. Roc ky Mountain News. Mary Voelz Chandler

00
February Artbeat. Westward. Michael Paglia

98
August A Show of Light but Edgy Art. Rocky Mountain News. Mary Voelz Chandler


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