Art Fair Philippines introduces a new section that focuses on digital media, work that incorporates and engages with computer technology, animation, virtual or augmented reality, the metaverse, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Skye Nicolas

Frequencies of Nostalgia

About the Artist

Skye Nicolas (b. 1974) has shown in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Calgary, and at the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum. His work has been featured in Kunstforum International, Whitewall, Vogue España, and Self Service.

A post-conceptual artist who draws from pop culture references, Nicolas meshes forms that include photography, film, public space interventions, paintings, and of course, digital art. The importance and focus on diverse compositions and concepts bring a singularity to his work.

As co-founder of the art collective Organic Material, he created work for the collaborative project, Event Horizon, which debuted during the first Art NFT Linz festival at the Francisco Carolinum Linz Museum. The work, entitled Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Skies Are Blue, has since been added to the museum’s permanent collection.

Nicolas was born in Manila, Philippines and lives and works in New York City, USA.

Curatorial Notes

The work for Art Fair Philippines form part of the artist’s Walkman Series, a commemoration of music’s vigor, a powerful take on youth culture of a certain era. The idea and substance of Nicolas’ works lean heavily towards nostalgia, belongingness, explorations, and experiments on pop culture. They transmit data from the artist to the receiver: a burgeoning garden of emotions, memories, and creative intention. These pieces express aspects of the human experience, entering and submerging into histories that open into moments when life and its complexities elude our grasp. With his application of vivid elements, the work invokes transcendence and meditation.
Photo Credit: Alexandra Park