Nik Uzunovski

Visual Art – Wollongong

I am an emerging artist from Wollongong, Australia. I am primarily a painter, however I also draw and have worked in sculpture, printmaking, digital media and photography. I am a product of the West Wollongong TAFE art school as well as a recent graduate from the University of Wollongong (Bachelor of Creative Arts). Over the past year or so there has been a major transformation in my work and my creative process, I have changed my practice radically, moving away from figurative and representational painting and investigating the potential results abstraction can offer. I have come to understand that the process of abstraction; especially when abstracting from life, is not just what we see, but also what we feel, remember, taste and hear. My current work is about the appropriation of representational elements and manipulating them into abstract compositions, I am questioning what we interpret as the world around us, experiences, happenings and memories and how these can be represented in an abstracted context. I love the act of creation and find deep solace in it