Nicolas Party


MASI presents a temporary exhibition of the Swiss artist Nicolas Party. This is the first partially retrospective exhibition of Party’s oeuvre by a museum, and features works from 2013 to the present day. 

Nicolas Party, Still life, 2017, MASILugano, ProMuseo deposit

For this occasion, the artist has designed a site-specific architecture with works relating to the five main recurring motifs he has explored throughout his career: still life, portraits, landscape, rocks and caves. The display features pastel on canvas, painted sculptures and four large format site-specific murals created specifically for the occasion. Party’s works are characterized by a bold, contrasting palette of colours and a simplification of form which encapsulates the essence of his subject, suspended between abstraction and representation. The colourful scenography designed by the artist creates an enigmatic and stimulating universe which will is sure to provoke an emotional response from visitors.


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