HOW TO APPEAR WITHOUT A TRACE
Nicole Coson’s work revolves around the analogy of the ghost: a loose and phantom form that, though beyond our grasp, invades our tactile and physical world. The suggestion of movement—or rather, of momentum— is integral to her work; the singular impression of the monotype printmaking process captures the blur of fleeting signals in stasis, leaving behind a flurry of figures that appear almost recognisably and residually human in both her figurative and non-figurative works. Human-like yet alien, present yet spectral, for the viewer, these images might call to mind the unsettled nervousness of Sigmund Freud’s concept of the Uncanny. In her work, she seeks the contemplation of something caught mid-flight,captured for a brief moment in time when these forms become strangely perceptible but whose physical make-up and origin are impenetrable.
About the Artist:
After graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins with first degree honours in July 2014, Nicole Coson had two solo exhibitions in Manila, Philippines as well as one in Rome Italy.