Nick Wildermuth

Region: Pacific Coast

My paintings are pattern-based still lifes depicting accumulations of domestic decorations and other clutter. Tabletops crowded with brand-name foods, products, books, plants, and flowers are set against abstracted and colorful backdrops and living spaces. These objects are colorful and exaggerated, and they often represent items found in my home and art studio. I layer the paint, creating interesting contrasts in color and style by using a variety of techniques and mediums. My colors are highly saturated and presented in multiple patterns. My work often references arthistorically significant artists and paintings, and nods to other contemporary artists whose work I enjoy.