2023 Booooooom Photo Awards
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A selection of paintings by Detroit/NYC-based artist Sheila Nicolin. Narrated from a naive and voyeuristic perspective, Nicolin’s work explores the human struggle to find intimate connection through surrealist depictions of loneliness, mental illness, and desire. Referencing Existentialist, Surrealist and Erotic theory, her expressive mark-making communicate feelings of closeness and alienism through loud colours and patterns, culminating in an unreliable and sometimes dishonest story of intimacy shaped by self-despair.