From up to down :
- "SILENT - LISTEN", acrylic paint and ink on canvas, 40 x 50 cm.
("Silent" and "listen" are black bold anagram words, wrote vertically.)
- "REVEAL - LEAVER", acrylic paint and ink on canvas, 40 x 50 cm.
("Reveal" is wrote vertically in black letters, while "leaver" was done in white freestyle letters. Both of them are anagrams.)
- "HOPE", acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 50 cm.
("Hope" is wrote in white geometric letters, and is possible to read horizontally and vertically.)
- "DIVISION - VOID IS IN", acrylic paint and ink on canvas, 90 x 30 cm.
("Division" is wrote vertically in black geometric letters, while his anagram "void is in" is wrote in a freehand style, with white letters.)
- "DEIFIED", acrylic paint on canvas, 70 x 30 cm.
("Deified" is a palindrome, readable in any way you turn the canvas.)
- "FUTURE", acrylic paint on canvas, 80 x 38 cm.
This whole series of canvas is inspired by geometric, contemporary & calligraffiti movements, and represents a visual fight between concrete and abstract ideas created by our human mind, while we read a word.
"Nishe is a French visual artist whose textual and visual polysemic creations revolve around different concepts, processes and themes :
Concrete text and abstract image duality, interpretation, perception, deciphering, questioning, context and temporality.
Inspired by Visual and Concrete Poetry, her experimental paintings contains cryptic geometric words playing around those ideas of perception of words and images, often by deconstructing, blurring and mixing up traditional ways of reading a word (vertical/horizontal mirrored or tilted words, specular writing, palindromes, anagrams, …).
Each one is an invitation to create a personal dictionnary of feelings related to those words, and think about the whole wide different (and often very personal) meanings a simple word can take for us."
Website, portfolio : http://nishe.fr
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org