Nick Farhi
“Homes That Morph”
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Lot Details

oil, acrylic, pastel and pencil on aluminum panel
27 x 36 in. (86.5 x 91.5 cm.)
Year: 2020
Extra Info:

Signed, verso

Location: Camden, Maine

Seller: Nick Farhi.

Earlier this Spring, when the reality of the pandemic was setting in, artist Nick Farhi accepted the likely possibility of spending more time at home than he ever had before. Living in Cambridge, MA, at the time, the artist began painting mid-century Americana objects and vessels. Each scene, like the one in Homes That Morph, was drawn from his imagination, not observation, allowing the artist to construct scenes of relatable comfort and immediate familiarity. The resulting images depict domestic landscapes whereby humble utilitarian vessels are treated with the same attention, reverence and admiration normally accorded to revered public memorials. It is no surprise, therefore, that for the artist, each scene, like the one in this painting, are fully animated, as each vessel is imbued with a different character. Homes That Morph, therefore, is as much about the power of creativity in times of crises as well as the artist's ability to remain connected to his boundless playfulness.

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