Buy contemporary photography for your home with this edition by artist A.K. Nicholas.
A figure exiting a swimming pool is about to collide with a second who lays atop the steps. The resting character seems either oblivious or unconcerned with the situation. We are given no clues as to who is the protagonist and who is antagonist. It’s unclear if such a relationship exists in this mirthful mini-drama.
A necklace hangs from the neck of the moving figure. Two symbolic charms cast a shadows on her sternum.
Icy blue water and a pale rose yoga mat sit on a barely-yellow concrete pool enclosure. The candy-pastel colors help set the playful mood of the artwork. The round, oblong area of turquoise-blue juts into the composition, intersected by a hard, diagonal line of shadow.
Texture plays a subtle yet pervasive role in this design. The brush marks in the concrete emphasize it’s harsh nature, contrasted with the supple yoga mat. Tiny ripples on the water are evident where the highlights reflect the sun and sky.
You can make an exuberant statement with this large example of contemporary photography in your home.