Nik Christensen(1973), known for many years for his large-format black-ink-on-paper drawings, will be showing new pieces created on canvas. Still executed in black Japanese sumo-ink, which has an unpredictable way of drying, it marks a new chapter in Christensen’s work. Spending time and maintaining a studio in Kameyama, Japan, has allowed him to make different types of Japanese material, ink and brush his own, which is unfolded in his new works. In the new series there is a clear influence of Japanese culture with hints in the direction of Kurosawa’s movies, Ukiyo-e prints, as well as to traditional Japanese theater, Kabuki and Butoh dance.
Christensen’s work is held in the collections of the Gemeente Museum Den Haag, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam among others, as well as in major public and private collections internationally.