Malecon • 12×12″

$600.00

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Description

This artwork is part series of paintings on mirrors is based on photographs taken in Cuba. The paintings are not an exact copy of a photograph, but an emotional representation of a real place, with the location indicated in the title. The size references social media and our familiarity of seeing images as a square format.

Painting on mirrors is challenging. I create layers and add and remove the paint until the work “feels” finished. Removing the dried paint is a delicate process; too much water or an over aggressive gesture can easily destroy the entire work.

I often leave some of the mirror visible. The exposed mirror allows the painting to exist in a constant state of change; the mirror’s reflection alters the painting. For example, a person wearing a red shirt while looking at a painting like “La Manana” will add red to the painting since the mirror is the canvas and reflects everything. (In the image of the painting you can see me taking the photo wearing a black shirt). The painting “Cielo” was photographed outside and the blue sky is reflected in the painting. In “Aguamala” you can see the sky, the clouds, and my blond hair. I like how these unedited photos document my life and environment.

Each painting has a final coat of resin applied imperfectly so as to mimic the gestural abstraction. The resin protects the paint and signifies the painting is finished and cannot be altered.

The painting is 12”W x 12”H x 1.5” D, signed & dated on the back, and is wired and ready to hang. Sides of the panel are painted white.

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1.5 in

Artist Information

  • Store Name: Nikki Vismara
  • Artist: Nikki Vismara
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In Italian, “rubare” means “to steal,” and “tempo” means “time.” In music, tempo rubato refers a change in tempo, often the speeding up and then slowing down of the tempo. Some of the time in measures is stolen by others. The music changes yet remains the same and goes back to the way it was before the change. This resonated with me because it is akin to the process of painting abstraction; there is a tempo in the act of painting and sound in color. I sometimes have a predetermined idea about a painting when I start it and sometimes that concept remains but it often changes and has many iterations by the time the painting is finished. I’ve always felt art is capable of eliciting sound if we take the time to listen.

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This painting is part of a series based on voicemail messages I have saved since moving back to America. Each painting is a visual representation of language used in the message: the abstracted imagery and lines correspond to a sound wave of this spoken audio. The title references this text – the core meaning of the message – and the number corresponds to the order received.

After my phone was stolen, I thought about the thief listening to my saved messages and how a person whom I have never met would know intimate details about my life and relationships. I realized these voicemails were fragments of my identity or deconstructed self portraits. Whether digital or tangible, I think what we save and why reveals part of our identity that might otherwise remain hidden.

Considering that the concept of this series is identity, I initially painted on mirrors to highlight a reflection of the self. I intentionally worked with a limited and muted color palette to allude to the many gray areas in life and how things are not always in black and white. The initial square format of each work referred to how we view images on social media and the fragmented self-portraits we create online. But as the series (and my concept of it) expanded, I transitioned to include larger canvases.


Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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La Manana (Cuba) • 12×12″

This painting is part of a series based on photographs taken in Cuba. The paintings are not an exact copy of a photograph, but an emotional representation of a real place, with the location indicated in the title. The square format references social media and our familiarity of seeing images this way.

Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

$600.00

Dimensions: 12”W x 12"H x 1.5”D

Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel

Year: 2019

Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang

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Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Year: 2018

Price: $8000

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Dimensions: 60”H x 70”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Price: $8000
Additional Info: Sides of canvas are painted • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

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Medusa • 12×12″

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Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Plaza Viejo • 12×12″

This painting is part of a series based on photographs taken in Cuba. The paintings are not an exact copy of a photograph, but an emotional representation of a real place, with the location indicated in the title. The square format references social media and our familiarity of seeing images this way.

Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Jolie tristesse • 12×12″

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Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Muralla (Havana) • 12×12″

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Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Playa Ancon, 12x12"
Playa Ancon • 12×12″

This painting is part of a series done on mirror panels and based on photographs taken in Cuba. The paintings are not an exact copy of a photograph, but an emotional representation of a real place, with the location indicated in the title. The square format references social media and our familiarity of seeing images this way.

Dimensions: 12”W x 12″H x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror tile, and resin on panel
Year: 2019
Additional: Signed & dated on back • Painting comes wired & ready to hang • Sides of panel painted white

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Voicemail #18: We Love You Bye Bye • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1200
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series is based on voicemail messages I have saved since moving back to America. Each painting is a visual representation of language used in the message: the abstracted imagery and lines correspond to a sound wave of this spoken audio. The title references this text – the core meaning of the message – and the number corresponds to the order received.

After my phone was stolen, I thought about the thief listening to my saved messages and how a person whom I have never met would know intimate details about my life and relationships. I realized these voicemails were fragments of my identity or deconstructed self portraits. Whether digital or tangible, I think what we save and why reveals part of our identity that might otherwise remain hidden.

Considering that the concept of this series is identity, I initially painted on 12×12” mirrors to highlight a reflection of the self. But as the series (and my concept of it) expanded, I transitioned to include larger canvases. I intentionally worked with a limited and muted color palette to allude to the many gray areas in life and how things are not always in black and white. The square format refers to how we view images on social media and the fragmented self-portraits we create online.

SOLD

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Voicemail #368: Crazy great fun reliable smart (redux) • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1600
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series is based on voicemail messages I have saved since moving back to America. Each painting is a visual representation of language used in the message: the abstracted imagery and lines correspond to a sound wave of this spoken audio. The title references this text – the core meaning of the message – and the number corresponds to the order received.

After my phone was stolen, I thought about the thief listening to my saved messages and how a person whom I have never met would know intimate details about my life and relationships. I realized these voicemails were fragments of my identity or deconstructed self portraits. Whether digital or tangible, I think what we save and why reveals part of our identity that might otherwise remain hidden.

Considering that the concept of this series is identity, I initially painted on 12×12” mirrors to highlight a reflection of the self. But as the series (and my concept of it) expanded, I transitioned to include larger canvases. I intentionally worked with a limited and muted color palette to allude to the many gray areas in life and how things are not always in black and white. The square format refers to how we view images on social media and the fragmented self-portraits we create online.

$1,600.00

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Voicemail #201: Said I Was Sorry (redux) • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series is based on voicemail messages I have saved since moving back to America. Each painting is a visual representation of language used in the message: the abstracted imagery and lines correspond to a sound wave of this spoken audio. The title references this text – the core meaning of the message – and the number corresponds to the order received.

After my phone was stolen, I thought about the thief listening to my saved messages and how a person whom I have never met would know intimate details about my life and relationships. I realized these voicemails were fragments of my identity or deconstructed self portraits. Whether digital or tangible, I think what we save and why reveals part of our identity that might otherwise remain hidden.

Considering that the concept of this series is identity, I initially painted on 12×12” mirrors to highlight a reflection of the self. But as the series (and my concept of it) expanded, I transitioned to include larger canvases. I intentionally worked with a limited and muted color palette to allude to the many gray areas in life and how things are not always in black and white. The square format refers to how we view images on social media and the fragmented self-portraits we create online.

$1,600.00

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1400
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints
The reflection of the mirror transforms the work - the painting continuously changes according to what is being reflected in the mirror • This work is painted on a mirror and protected with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The 20x24” mirror is mounted on a 18x24” white panel; this slightly smaller panel allows the painting to feel light like it is floating off of the wall. This artwork can be displayed horizontally or vertically and will not fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight.

This series is based on voicemail messages I have saved since moving back to America. Each painting is a visual representation of language used in the message: the abstracted imagery and lines correspond to a sound wave of this spoken audio. The title references this text - the core meaning of the message - and the number corresponds to the order received.

After my phone was stolen in 2018, I thought about the thief listening to my saved messages and how a person whom I have never met would know intimate details about my life and relationships. I realized these voicemails were fragments of my identity or deconstructed self portraits. Whether digital or tangible, I think what we save and why reveals part of our identity that might otherwise remain hidden.

Considering that the concept of this series is identity, I initially painted on 12x12” mirrors to highlight a reflection of the self. But as the series (and my concept of it) expanded, I transitioned to include larger canvases. I intentionally worked with a limited and muted color palette to allude to the many gray areas in life and how things are not always in black and white. The square format refers to how we view images on social media and the fragmented self-portraits we create online.
Voicemail #297: SOME PEOPLE (redux) • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1600
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series is based on voicemail messages I have saved since moving back to America. Each painting is a visual representation of language used in the message: the abstracted imagery and lines correspond to a sound wave of this spoken audio. The title references this text – the core meaning of the message – and the number corresponds to the order received.

After my phone was stolen, I thought about the thief listening to my saved messages and how a person whom I have never met would know intimate details about my life and relationships. I realized these voicemails were fragments of my identity or deconstructed self portraits. Whether digital or tangible, I think what we save and why reveals part of our identity that might otherwise remain hidden.

Considering that the concept of this series is identity, I initially painted on 12×12” mirrors to highlight a reflection of the self. But as the series (and my concept of it) expanded, I transitioned to include larger canvases. I intentionally worked with a limited and muted color palette to allude to the many gray areas in life and how things are not always in black and white. The square format refers to how we view images on social media and the fragmented self-portraits we create online.

$1,600.00

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1400
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints
The reflection of the mirror transforms the work - the painting continuously changes according to what is being reflected in the mirror • This work is painted on a mirror and protected with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The 20x24” mirror is mounted on a 18x24” white panel; this slightly smaller panel allows the painting to feel light like it is floating off of the wall. This artwork can be displayed horizontally or vertically and will not fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight.

This series was inspired by my affinity for the color blue and are based photographs I’ve taken of bodies of water around the world. The title references the water’s latitude coordinates on the Earth’s equatorial plane.
14 Degrees North (Cuba) • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1400
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series was inspired by my affinity for the color blue and are based photographs I’ve taken of water around the world. The title references the body of water’s latitude coordinates on the Earth’s equatorial plane.

The reflection of the mirror transforms the work – the painting continuously changes according to what is being reflected in the mirror • This work is painted on a mirror and protected with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The 20×24” mirror is mounted on a 18×24” white panel; this slightly smaller panel allows the painting to feel light like it is floating off of the wall. This artwork can be displayed horizontally or vertically and will not fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight.

SOLD

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32 Degrees North (San Diego) • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1400
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series was inspired by my affinity for the color blue and are based photographs I’ve taken of water around the world. The title references the body of water’s latitude coordinates on the Earth’s equatorial plane.

The reflection of the mirror transforms the work – the painting continuously changes according to what is being reflected in the mirror • This work is painted on a mirror and protected with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The 20×24” mirror is mounted on a 18×24” white panel; this slightly smaller panel allows the painting to feel light like it is floating off of the wall. This artwork can be displayed horizontally or vertically and will not fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight.

SOLD

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1400
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints
The reflection of the mirror transforms the work - the painting continuously changes according to what is being reflected in the mirror • This work is painted on a mirror and protected with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The 20x24” mirror is mounted on a 18x24” white panel; this slightly smaller panel allows the painting to feel light like it is floating off of the wall. This artwork can be displayed horizontally or vertically and will not fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight.

This series was inspired by my affinity for the color blue and are based photographs I’ve taken of bodies of water around the world. The title references the water’s latitude coordinates on the Earth’s equatorial plane.
37 Degrees North (San Francisco) • 20×24″

Dimensions: 20”H x 24”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic, mirror, and resin on panel
Year: 2020
Price: $1400
Additional: Sides of panel are white • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

This series was inspired by my affinity for the color blue and are based photographs I’ve taken  of water around the world. The title references the body of water’s latitude coordinates on the Earth’s equatorial plane.

The reflection of the mirror transforms the work – the painting continuously changes according to what is being reflected in the mirror • This work is painted on a mirror and protected with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The 20×24” mirror is mounted on a 18×24” white panel; this slightly smaller panel allows the painting to feel light like it is floating off of the wall. This artwork can be displayed horizontally or vertically and will not fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight.

SOLD

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Cote d’Azur • 36×60″

Dimensions: 36”H x 60”W x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Year: 2019
Price: $5000
Additional Info: Sides of canvas are painted • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

$5,400.00

This heavily textured and labor intensive painting represents the beauty in solitude and the tranquility I have found with a slower paced life in 2020
Beautiful Days • 40×60″

Dimensions: 60” x 40” x 1.5”D
Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Year: 2020
Additional Info: Sides of canvas are painted • Original, one-of-a-kind painting • No reproductions or prints

SOLD