About the Artist
Nicolette Reim was born in London, England. She received a Masters Degree in the life sciences from Columbia University and studied art at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. She has a background in film art direction and set design and currently works in New York City and Atlanta, GA, as a painter and writer of visual poetics.
About the Work
When words are meant to be heard rather than seen, the structure that holds them together is usually the flat page. When other visual manipulations/additions are included, a more complex relationship arises that goes beyond the assumptions about the connection between writing and speech. Because visual images can defy description, the struggle to engage can lead to unexpected places. Words joined to visual means wander to these parts.
Words with figurative and non-figurative visuals on the tension of the page, call to the lending of pictorial space which tends to be emotional rather than flat. When the possibilities of words with multiple meanings exist with drawing/painting that can also present more than one viewpoint at once, it is a realm about the significance of being human – language and making things.
N. Reim 2016