Nicolas Party’s immersive installations of pastels, paintings and sculptures take you on a technicolour trip with a natural naivety…

Nicolas Party - Working At His Desk

Nicolas Party – Apartamento Interview

Nicolas at work in his apartment. Interview by Sinisa Mackovic for Apartamento. Photo by Wai Lin Tse.

In architecture, arches have such a strong effect on the body, it feels like a hug from on top of you.

—Nicolas Party, Apartamento Magazine Interview

Nicolas Party - Installation View

Nicolas Party – Pastel

Installation view of Nicolas Party: Pastel at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2019. Photo by Steven Probert.

I fell in love with the fact that pastel is super fragile,” Party says. There’s a poetic edge to an artwork that can so easily become nothing more than “dust in the air”.

—Nicolas Party, All Arts Interview

Nicolas Party - Pastel Installation View

Nicolas Party – Pastel

Installation view of Nicolas Party: Pastel at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2019. Photo by Steven Probert.

Nicolas Party - Pastel Installation View

Nicolas Party – Pastel

Installation view of Nicolas Party: Pastel at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2019. Photo by Steven Probert.

Nicolas Party - Pastel Installation View

Nicolas Party – Pastel

Installation view of Nicolas Party: Pastel at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2019. Photo by Steven Probert.

I guess the word ventolin no prescription buy “still life” (or “nature morte”) is a good example of what art tries to achieve: merging two opposite notions into one object. Life is not still and nature is not dead, but maybe a painting can be.

—Nicolas Party, Spike Art Interview

Nicolas Party - Still Life, Inverleith House

Nicolas Party – Still Life

2015, from ‘Boys and Pastel’ exhibition at Inverleith House, Edinburgh.

Nicolas Party, Arches, 2018, M WOODS, Beijing

Nicolas Party – Arches

2018–2019, installation view at M WOODS, Beijing.

Nicolas Party - Dinner for 24 Animals, 2016 ◂

Nicolas Party – Dinner for 24 Animals

2016, installation view,

Gauguin said: “I want only to do simple, very simple art.” The idea of simplicity is very beautiful and maybe naivety is a tool to get there.

—Nicolas Party, Spike Art Interview

Nicolas Party, Landscape, 2013

Nicolas Party – 157 Days of Sunshine

2013, Spray paint on wall, 6m x 30m. The Bothy Project at the Walled Garden, Glasgow

Nicolas Party - Bothy Project Mural

Nicolas Party – 157 Days of Sunshine

2013, Spray paint on wall, 6m x 30m. The Bothy Project at the Walled Garden, Glasgow. Photo by Patrick Jameson.

Nicolas Party - Trees

Nicolas Party – Trees

2019, exhibition at the Marciano Art Foundation, photo by Joshua White.