Acrylic and oil paint on wood panel
From large-scale oil painting, monotype, digital projection, to small-scale ceramic and glass forms, my interdisciplinary abstractions coalesce in an intuitive, gestalt experience. They are aspiring objects suspended between paradoxical states: an abstraction that is a molten physicality, an illusion of ephemerality that crystallizes to pursue permanence. Via transformation in both optical and chemical states, mystified alchemy of my artwork draws attention onto a sensual experience to exemplify the state of proximity. I am driven by an obsession with transparency as a metaphor to capture the impossibles, the invisibles, the ethereality. The works materialize as a desire to archive, control, and situate within an everchanging time.
Donny Nie is a Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from OCAD University. Nie is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Studio Art Department at University of North Texas.