I N T H E GA L L E RY
Nic Joly’s latest body of work entitled Life’s a Carnival is a celebration of human existence in all its madness. Themes of love, laughter, mischief, curiosity and exuberance all bubble to the surface, channelled through the peculiar prism of the Joly imagination.
“As we grow up we sometimes forget the secret of life that we knew as children, we need to dream and marvel at the world around us and teach others to.”
Conceptually, the themes and associations one has with a carnival go some way to deciphering Nic’s inimitable outlook on life. Events and emotions viewed through our eyes, to him take on a different guise, as though viewed through funhouse mirrors that amusingly distort their subjects. Ideas collide in his head like bumper cars, and whirl insistently down a never-ending helter skelter before he takes ownership of his creative outpourings and channels them into the work we see before us.
60 FINE ART COLLECTOR SPRING 2018
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