Leonardo Nierman – Anchor
Size: 15” x 13” x 5”
Signed by the artist
Certificate of Authenticity included
With his awe-inspiring abstract art, Leonardo Nierman reaches deeply into the recesses of human consciousness. The university background in mathematics and physics has shaped his interpretation of nature and were the impetus for his search for the relationship between abstraction and cosmic phenomena. For this, his work has often been described as “Magical Expressionism”.
While Nierman’s paintings utilize bright colors and evoke elemental natural events, in the same vein, his sculptures often depict abstracted sublime representations of angelic figures and flames. Whether sculpting in marble, silver, gold, bronze or stainless steel, these works are often characterized by soft, organic forms, evoking the notion of movement and harmony. His massive public art pieces have brought beauty and diversity to cities all around the world.
This gorgeous white onyx sculpture on offer sits atop a black marble base. Abstract in its shape, it is characterized with sweeping curves, simple and reduced forms and sleek appearance. Blending modernity and timelessness, the work exemplifies ideal and archetypal representations of its subject matter - the anchor. In this work, the artist has incorporated his full realm of genius, creating a true testament to his greatness.
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About Leonardo Nierman
One of the leading contemporary artists in Mexico, Leonardo Nierman produced a large body of work delving into different media, from painting, over sculpture, to tapestry. His works are characterized with vibrant color and movement, as they inspire contemplations about nature, cosmos and spirituality.
A child of Eastern European immigrants who met in Mexico, Leonardo Nierman was born in Mexico City in 1932. Early on, he demonstrated strong affinities toward the arts, especially music, but also to physics and mathematics in which he attained a Bachelor's degree. Young artist first fantasized about becoming a famous musician, but this turned out to be only a dream. His degrees in color psychology and business administration aided his artistic propensity, but he never pursued any other career than the one in art.
According to the artist, once he relinquished music, he began to feel color and this fascination keep s following him throughout his life. Scientific background the artist has helped him develop theories of color and light, which he would then transfer onto the canvas. Strongest artistic influences we can see in Nierman’s art are definitely Kandinsky, Klee, and Miro, but there are traces of Cubism and Surrealism as well.
Leonardo Nierman’s style can be described as associative abstraction born from the modernist tradition, while his work is dominated by various interpretations of cosmic landscape. His art was always essentially connected to his love of music, especially the works of Bach, Debussy, Mahler and Stravinsky, and we can almost see the dynamics and rhythm of their compositions in Nireman’s brushstrokes.
Leonardo Nierman was awarded many times throughout his career and he is the proud recipient of the prestigious Palm d’Or des Beaux Arts, Monaco he won in 1969. Since the 1950s, he held over 100 exhibitions across Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. His works can be found in museum collections in 13 countries worldwide, including such institutions as The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City and MoMA in New York, among others.
Leonardo Nierman lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.