Being an artist is not a rational plan or decision. It is who you are and how you are in the world. You make the best of it using the circumstance you find yourself in, and take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. As an artist my role is to inspire. If my art inspires anyone it is really satisfying.
I believe nothing is beautiful or compelling in and of itself. All beauty-all power to affect-derives from the way in which things are invested with disposition, how they are made to appear. No one knows where such an experiment will go, and it is one certainly rife with traps and dead ends. What is most beautiful about it, in fact, might well be its potential to magnify risk. To bring these ideas into such close proximity with life is to make laughter a necessary component of work and action. I know one is tentatively permitted to dream of a day when ideas might merge with philosophy itself. Take risks and do not be afraid to do the irrational. Think of every situation as a potential for an art project, no matter what life may throw at you. Learn how to trust yourself and use the technology available to amplify your message. Think outside of the frame and the white box.
I create paintings, prints, digital art, interface design, photography, sound and video works that explore the aesthetic potential and the cultural implications of seemingly well-known artifacts through the use of new technologies. These works are manifestations of new possible visual that emerge from explorations of existing but hidden dimensions behind the face of the everyday life. In these works, I often employ elements of surprise, critical investigation and subtle humor.
Nichole Hongchang is an artist and educator who currently lives and works between Denver, United State and Beijing, China. She received her MFA in Integrated Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work is interdisciplinary, specializes in sound art, video art, performance/installation, and social practice. She is also highly proficient in painting and drawing, having studied Fine Arts in China. She exhibits widely throughout the world in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Palestine, Peru, Sweden, Chile, China, England as well as in the United States.
Nichole has been a member of artnauts since 2010