First Friday Picture Show: "Ultima" by Nick Pedersen

Recycled Minds Picture Show
by Nick Pedersen on April 5, 2013
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by Nick Pedersen

Nick Pedersen is a photographer and illustrator from Salt Lake City. He holds a BFA degree in Photography, as well as an MFA degree in Digital Imaging from Pratt Institute in New York. He has shown artwork in galleries across the country and internationally, recently including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the Museum of Russian Art, the Slingluff Gallery, Bastardo Gallery, and Copper Palate Press. His work has also been featured in numerous publications such as After Capture, Beautiful Decay, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Empty Kingdom. In the past year he has also completed Artist Residencies at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada and the Gullkistan Residency in Iceland to work on his newest project Ultima.

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by Nick Pedersen

“Ultima is a body of work that is deeply rooted in environmentalism, showing my concern for the future by depicting the ways in which mankind’s creations have an impact on the planet. Primarily it is about the modern conflict between the manmade world and the natural world, and between modern and primitive cultures. I portray this as an epic struggle and in my work these forces clash in theatrical, post-apocalyptic battlegrounds. My goal with this project is to create striking juxtapositions between the ruins of modern civilization and a futuristic ecological utopia. The narrative progression shows a rediscovery of these remnants belonging to the conceivably forgotten past.”

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  1. Anonymous7:56 AM

    This artwork is amazing. The technicality and presentation is a nice feast for the mind and eyes to chat over.

  2. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Beautiful work!

  3. Monica10:05 AM

    OK - in the introduction it says that Nick is a photographer. Are these photos or paintings? Whatever they are, they're pretty cool!

  4. Whoa! These are photo-collages?! Really cool stuff here and so much to look at.

  5. Megan Mitchell6:21 PM

    Interesting contrasts of beauty and reclamation with decay and ruin. Thanks for this.


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