Eugene Nicolcev and his wife Olympia have worked together on many innovative and prestigious art projects in Europe and Canada for more than 30 years.  Eugene loves to juxtapose natural, untouched environments in Canada with those manufactured by the hand of man to demonstrate the conflict between landscapes created by nature and those perfect, sterile creations manufactured by humans. Building on the foundation of his classical education and using his extensive knowledge of leading-edge technology, Eugene creates works in a post-modern style that fuse the accuracy of photography with the expressionism of painting. The goal of his art is to “free people from their preconceived notions about art”. He explains that he doesn’t want to paint like the artists who have come before because in his words, “it has already been done.”  

 

 

Olympia, who happily calls herself “unconventional”, takes her inspiration from the way the laws of science apply to every aspect of nature, from the geometry of flowers to the startling contrast of colours in the natural world. Unlike the materials in Eugene’s work she loves to incorporate natural elements such as reeds, paper, rocks and sand. During her walks at her cottage or to the market she often picks up objects that can be incorporated into her next project. But Olympia also likes to break her own rules as she did during her “cubist period” in which she glued 1800 small, painted wooden cubes on a sheet of aluminum to represent the skyline of a big city. She has said about her life as an artist, “Art is my structure and I’ve never been separated from it.”

To see past and recent works, click Portfolio

 

To see commission works and other projects, click Commissions

 

The following videos are from past solo exhibitions

 

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