Unmonumental Paintings by Nicholas Sistler

Flashlight and Red Table by Nicholas Sistler

Flashlight and Red Table by Nicholas Sistler

Chicago-based artist Nicholas Sistler paints decidedly unmonumental subjects using an exaggerated sense of scale and space, reminiscent of the early works of Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico. With lurid colors and menacing perspective, these images disturb the perceived quiet and comfort of domestic space.

Sistler is participating in a group exhibit at the Weston Art Gallery in downtown Cincinnati, which opens this Fri 19 Mar. Entitled Disturbing Reality, the exhibition explores quirky and disquieting images, psychological dramas and off-kilter environments, and includes the work of Allison Grant, Allyson Klutenkamper, Nate Larson, Mark Slankard, Christopher Hoeting, Guennadi Maslov, Emily Hanako Momohara, David Rosenthal along with Sistler.

Green Television by Nicholas Sistler

Green Television by Nicholas Sistler

Interloper by Nicholas Sistler

Interloper by Nicholas Sistler

Oil Can by Nicholas Sistler

Oil Can by Nicholas Sistler

The Chair by Nicholas Sistler

The Chair by Nicholas Sistler

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4 thoughts on “Unmonumental Paintings by Nicholas Sistler

  1. A couple of those, especially the table & flashlight, look like what you can get in a 3D rendering program using a “cartoon” rendering engine.

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