NICOMI NIX TURNER

San Francisco / USA

Born in Oakland, California, raised in Southern Oregon and based in North Carolina, artist Nicomi Nix Turner needs nothing more than a graphite pencil and paper to bring her detailed illustrations to life, her images invoke a surreal understanding of the perfection in nature. After finishing school she started working as an illustrator for ‘Emily the Strange’. Six years later she decided to pursue her own art full time. […]

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Born in Oakland, California, raised in Southern Oregon and based in North Carolina, artist Nicomi Nix Turner needs nothing more than a graphite pencil and paper to bring her detailed illustrations to life, her images invoke a surreal understanding of the perfection in nature. After finishing school she started working as an illustrator for ‘Emily the Strange’. Six years later she decided to pursue her own art full time.

Commenting on growing up on a ranch in Oregon, ‘Nature became some sort of security blanket for me’; Nicomi Nix Turner describes the most powerful impact on her art. She works solely from memory and intuition and never uses an eraser. The results are hyper-detailed artworks influenced by her love of nature, alchemy, religion, rituals and the power of belief. Her female protagonists often reconnect with nature to reclaim their spirit and courage. ‘The pieces I create reflect subject matters pertaining to biological deconstructionism, nature’s legacy, alchemy, fables and belief. In an orchestra of hyper-textured saturation, each piece is a cacophony of silent movement and erratic soliloquies’, says Turner, who exhibited in many group shows in the USA and Europe during the last years.

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