'Instant Thoughts or Poetry
- 21st September -
18th October 2006
Thoughts or Poetry on Ice"
- @Editions Limited, Cook
An exhibition of new mixed media and ceramic artworks by Nicole Bartos, Liverpool
based artist of Romanian-Hungarian origins.
Exhibition organised by the artist and hosted by Editions Limited.
‘Creative Thought’ and
spontaneity of ‘Creative Force’ can be one of the
most therapeutic ways through creativity and reflects the individual
inner energy resources and inner space.
Motto: “Do not be afraid of Energy release and create your space
of action! “
In this case, rhythmical associations and abstract mannerism are put in
a context of Freedom, treating the action background as an Ice-skating
stage, where the artist performs with technicality, bringing forward “instant
thoughts” and dispersing them with a desire for change, beauty and
poetry. Should it be then ‘Poetry on Ice’? (N. Bartos 2006.) click
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- Exhibition period:
Thursday 21 September – Wednesday 18 October 2006
Private View: Thursday
21st September 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Editions Ltd, 16 Cook Street, Liverpool, L2 9RF
Tel: 0151 236 4236.
Opening times: Mon Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 11am – 4pm
archived images from Private View, etc
Nicole Bartos - Artist
Born in Romania
(Romanian and Hungarian origins). Lives and works in Liverpool.
'Originally from Romania, Nicole has been based in Liverpool since
1998. She has exhibited widely both here and around Europe and
has been awarded
many accolades and scholarships. The artist has
a background in ceramics and glass which is reflected in her
approach to her two dimensional
work. Her studies of Biology and Medicine have influenced her
work and research and this can be seen in her predominant
subjects of the natural structures of phenomena such as water
and light and in
such as: Structures, Microcosms, Rhythm and Time flow.' (Lucy
‘My work is the result of imagination and study/research. Analysing individual
inner resources and details from the Microcosmic scene, I approach various
techniques and media such as graphic, painting, collage, ceramic, mixed media
and sometimes installation, to explore and communicate new visions. I
intend to create an art which acts in many ways as healing therapy.’(NB)
Thoughts or, Poetry on Ice”
‘ Expressions or traces of thoughts, which seem to have a vibration in
space, a sort of flowing or static energy. ‘
I endeavoured to use organic ingredients, directly or indirectly and
motivate the energy found in organic material, as well as the vibrations
or sonority of these used ingredients after firing.
Tactile sculptures suggest ‘touching’ the thoughts, as with
a magic touch and transforming thoughts into ‘Sound’/vibration,
or into something material part of the Real world. The Sound would then
substitute the communicative desire, the diversity of ways that a thought
can be perceived by those outside me.
To me, the ‘sound’ impression provoked by touching the tactile
sculptures (after biscuit firing), is organic and musical as my intentions
are to make them sound as music; but each of us would interpret this in
a different and personal way.
I played with my work performing sonority experiments using my fingers
and later a thin bamboo stick. The sound was amazing to me and therapeutic;
I associated this with voices of my thoughts and took it as my own little
discovery. The expressions of thoughts and an equivalent of needed responsive
vibration. Still instantly and suggesting communication or sound of thoughts,
sometimes I draw/trace spontaneous lines and write words on the surfaces
I create just as writing a poetry line by scratching with a metal piece
or by using nails directly to put words or letters together.
Technically, I used paper-clay recycling
both paper and clay, and I intended to obtain light, porous sculptures,
textural would alternate
empty spaces, as sound or noise would alternate silence or harmony of sound.
As an analysis of the used work ingredients as noticed that somehow, I
used in principle the main 5 Universal symbols, and therefore symbolised
indirectly my personal Eurhythmy: Fire - used to melt the wax and fire
the ceramic work; Earth – used in the shape of the clay used; Water
- used to soak recycled paper to obtain the paper paste necessary for making
paper-clay; Metal – in the shape of nails/pins, Nature – in
the shape of the paper coming from Trees and dried flowers/ plants.
The wax on canvas works which also feature
in this exhibition, relate to energy release or energetic movement, which
to me, has
kind of sonority or musicality of
thoughts or memories that instantly appear in mind due to various associations
or flash-back. It is a sort of self-induced psycho-analysis that I do to
myself; better said self-analysis: a visual encounter of the inner, of
the unspoken fragments of present or past. The exhibition topic relates
to the lyrical aspect of my artistic approach and associative suggestions.
2006 © Nicole Bartos