I can’t recall the specific moment I first saw Nico Krijno‘s work (I have a terrible memory) but I can confidently say I’ve sought out his work dozens of times (and I mean dozens), when I’m in need of some serious, visual stimulation. Krijno is our newest Instagram resident and will be contributing to our feed for the next two weeks. A major treat of following the South African based photographer, is waking up each morning, scrolling through my feed and wondering, “Where the hell does he find this shit?” His images are a bit abstract and open-ended, but the subjects are concrete and definite. Are they staged? Did he find that? Is it a sculpture? An accident? What does it mean? To explain a bit further:
Exploring the space between photography and the process of painting, photography and ephemeral sculpture, Krijno is carving an individual path through the current barrage of abstract photographic image making. A prolific artist who combines two-dimensional works with in-situ temporary installations, which reference the formalism of the wall-based art works. An inter-textual dialogue opens up between his artworks, and allows for an often-surprising tone to the assemblage.
IT’S ALL SO GOOD. I CAN’T GET ENOUGH. I HOPE YOU CAN’T EITHER. SO FOLLOW ALONG.