Art of Nick Flatt

Nick Flatt is a realist painter and sculptor notable for his large-format portraits. n Flatt’s words, “This show is about the things we want, and how the need to obtain these vices influence our everyday lives.” Rather than examining the influences conditioning us to lust after sex, money, and power, this exhibit considers “the carrot,” “the glossy images of desire that makes us feel like we are not quite living up to our potential,” “that make our lives feel mediocre.” These portraits, glossy and glamorized yet also uniquely raw and assertive, force us to confront the cheap objectification and manipulation we encounter from countless sources in our daily lives. Flatt explains, “By addressing the strings that pull us to these empty wants, it makes cutting them that much easier.”

I bet this is a tribute to another great artist Charmaine Olivia