Nussinov Gallery, Redfern
Nussinov Gallery, Redfern, Sydney – Artist; Micha Nussinov (see Artist Statement below)
Figures in Motion – Micha Nussinov – Photo Composite – Courtesy of Micha Nussinov
Obstruction 2 – Micha Nussinov – Photo Composite – Courtesy of Micha Nussinov
Umbrella Girl – Micha Nussinov – Photo Composite – Courtesy of Micha Nussinov
Artist Statement – Micha Nussinov
Creativity in any art form is a valuable commodity; it touches on all aspects of life and should be nurtured from a young age. The creative voice needs to be heard and as artists I believe we have the responsibility to show our works to the public; to sometimes force a communication that otherwise wouldn’t occur.
My creative expression balances between the need to do something that enables my playful self to overcome my more insecure human moments and to simply allow a creative instinct to be developed and explored into ‘works’. Being an artist is all about nurturing; taking care of the ‘work’ which is never known wholly from the start but evolves as one inputs and responds to every action and reaction.
The artist is responsible for those who play a part in his or her creation.
My studio is vital in providing a conducive environment where I can feel totally at ‘home’ to work emotionally and intellectually.
I work in multi media and within my visual palette I am most interested in painting detailed imaginary landscapes, constructing kinetic sculpture with found/given/leftover objects, taking photographs (for documentation of people, and places and phenomena) and using computer tools in the creation of digital compositions of transcended realities.
I also am interested in audio visual expressions incorporating recordings of sounds; sessions of improvisational dialogue which explore my languages of Hebrew, English and Hybrid sounds used with less of a meaning but more as a direct psycho emotional outlet that reflects the state of the self. In order to further build up a ‘sound’ vocabulary for the creation of my ‘sound paintings’ or audio works I also record the sound of my tools ‘at work’ in variable speeds, intensities and contact/ friction with different materials, rasp on wood, wood on floor, and rotating tools scratching glass.
Making sense out of this chaotic juxtaposition is the artist’s predicament – sorting out, rearranging, rebuilding new structures, looking for association between the elements, sketching perspectives marking the landscapes, revealing or obstructing objects and figures by establishing relationships between figures and object in the landscapes, impressionistic/expressionistic scenarios or as a piece that communicates more through the emotions.
As an Artist I feel like an explorer who enters new terrains, seeking clues between the absent and the present. As in a fuzzy oblivion, something often emerges, perceived in shades of colour … something that looks like… sounds like… makes me feel like … I imagine, is becoming.
Having accumulated more than thirty years of experiences in various artistic endeavours I feel privileged to be able to do what I do best, communicating through my art. I know how hard it is to promote oneself, getting as many people through the door to see and buy artworks. Selling more or selling less, we and our artworks are here to stay…