Artwork Title: Square Pegs (New York City, New York) - Artist Name: Nikola Olic

Square Pegs (New York City, New York)

Nikola Olic

For Serbian photographer Nikola Olic, the built environment is a canvas for his inventive compositions. Using only a single camera and minimal Photoshopping, Olic creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light: “Instead of just taking a photograph, I move around a building and slightly change and adjust the composition,” he says. “The object is manipulated by walking, zooming, checking sun angles, climbing garages…” Now based in Texas, Olic has focused largely on US cities, including New York, Chicago and Dallas, but he has also shot in Tokyo and Barcelona. Citing Michael Wolf, Oscar Niemeyer and Andreas Gursky as influences, he calls his work “structure photography”, explaining that it “offers a playful reimagining of what urban structures might represent”. [https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/feb/17/urban-landscapes-reimagined-in-pictures]
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