Paul Nickless

 

Honing his aesthetic vision amidst the tundra of desolate winters and hot, dry summers of Saskatchewan, the work of Paul Nickless uses abstraction as a means to experience the wonder of the infinite. With a passion for natural surroundings and the environment, his raw method of expression seems to picture an energetic fervor. Each of his canvases is an amalgamation of traditional painterly styles and tools. Palette knives are often used and his vigorous method of painting results in a physical workout for the artist, which concludes in a mental workout for the viewer. Through sheer movement alone, his works take on new meaning and develop outward.