Face of a woman against orange background

Nikola Tamindzic, Untitled (2022). C-Print. 36 x 24 in.

Nikola Tamindzic was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, in 1973, and established his reputation as a photographer at the crossroads of art and nightlife in 2004. His work has been profiled by New York Times, PAPER, British Journal of Photography, National Geographic, and Paris edition of PHOTO.

Nikola will presenting his new body of work, titled ASSUME FORM; is composed of color photos sourced from found motion pictures shared among users of peer-to-peer networks. Due to nature of digital encoding that enables peer-distribution these movies are prone to corrosion and decomposition during transfer. The artist allows these shifts to happen naturally, organically, then captures these shifts, and presents them unaltered and unembellished, without retouching.

These photographs are images of unpredictability and impatient desire — they are irrational and anarchic, reflecting conflict of rationality and irrationality in modern life, switching from figuration to abstraction and back again, given form by ambitions and failures of current technology, at the same time calling back to old mediums, specifically painting and mosaics, while in this whole back & forth being firmly rooted in primal sexual unconscious.