Nick Eisele

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Nick Eisele

United States

Unusual pairings, compositions, and chiaroscuro techniques are the basis for my current work.  My aim is to push the boundaries to create alluring and unique effects in each of my paintings. I believe that the use of light and shadow is the ultimate tool, allowing a story to unfold. My current work is relatively small; ranging from 5"x 7" to 16"x 20".  I feel that this size invites a more intimate conversation with the viewer whom I hope to engage into a story subtly different from what they originally expected.  While colorful, I look for a palette that is at once harmonious yet also able to invoke a certain mood.               
Every composition comes from my interest in a single element. Whether it is an object, pattern, color, or texture. I design around this by selecting supporting objects to compliment the mood of the painting I foresee. Playing with the placement of objects to create tension, reflection or an interesting narrative reveals a world that I see, or one I imagine - interesting and complex, full of hidden facets waiting to be discovered.  I strive for subtle movement and personality in my paintings.

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