Nicolas Lambelet Coleman is a Swiss American painter. His work broadly encompasses portraiture, still-life, and interior scenes.
Excerpt from a written exhibition introduction by Celeste Marcus (2023):
"Delight is the variety of gratification which suffuses and vivifies every inch of the surfaces in Coleman's paintings. This is by design. It is a cultivated delight, consciously developed and sustained by the artist – a delight in the materials he uses in combination with the subjects he chooses to capture... There is no object, animate or otherwise, in a Coleman canvas that has not been lavished with attention. The choices that he makes, his compositions, his colors, how he renders certain shapes, the thickness and wetness of his paint, all are made with one objective: to create an
image every inch of which is consistently beautiful and interesting. Representation is not his goal. He is not trying to recreate the universe in which we live: he is instead building his own universe, a universe which is the product of his peculiar, intimate relationship with his medium. His people are not made of flesh and blood. They are made of paint."
Nicolas is originally from North Carolina and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nicolas Lambelet Coleman (b. 1998 in Durham, NC)
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DUKE UNIVERSITY, VISUAL ARTS and POLITICAL SCIENCE '20
Nicolas Lambelet Coleman, un artiste qui voit clair - 24Heures
Art Shows to See in London, New York, and LA this August 2023 - Dazed
Nicolas Coleman Illustrates His Latest Explorations Into the Psychology of Geography and Travel - Elephant Magazine
Black Rock Senegal, Kehinde Wiley's Closely Watched Artist Residency, Has Welcomed a New Class of 16 Artists--Meet Them Here - Artnet
Nicolas Coleman's paintings of Morocco celebrate the beauty of travel while probing the ethics of tourism - It's Nice That
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L'Artiste De Demain - ELLE (Belgium), April 2023
Untitled Miami Beach, Group Show represented by PM/AM
Clear Blue, Solo Show of Watercolors, at Foreign Agent, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2023
Solo Exhibition at PM/AM, London, July 2023
'Friends & Family' Group Show at Thierry Goldberg, New York July 2023
'What Now?' Group Show at PM/AM, London, June 2023
Solo Exhibition at Thierry Goldberg, New York, May 2023
A Stranger in Morocco (Solo Show), 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Marrakech, Morocco. February 2023 (works represented by Foreign Agent, Lausanne)
Moretto (Solo Show), Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. December 2022-January 2023
Future Fair, The Holiday Market (Andrea Festa, Rome). December 2022
The Power to Dream, Galerie Hussenot. Paris, France. November 2022-January 2023
Summer Flings, Group Exhibition at Foreign Agent. Lausanne, Switzerland
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, New York. May 2022
33rd September, The Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana (2020)
Duke University Visual Arts Senior Capstone Exhibition. Fall 2019-Spring 2020. Durham, North Carolina
Cooperstown Art Association, 83rd National Juried Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, New York.
GreenHill Center, Winter Show, December 2, 2018 - January 18, 2019. Greensboro, North Carolina