Kristinn Nicolai

Nicolai (Reykjavik, Iceland, 1964) lives and works in Beijing, Paris, Madrid and Reykjavik. Studied Fine Arts from an early age in the studio of his uncle, the painter Oddur Steinthórsson. Nicolai’s work is characterised by a black void, as well as by a sacrilegious and sacrificial eroticism. His symbolic conceptualism transmits a poetic vision of nature and its eternal laws. He run his first exhibition in Paris in 1980, “Hommage à Mishima”. From then on Nicolai’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.