Jonny Niesche

Jonny Niesche

Jonny Niesche (b. 1972, Sydney) has long worked with the intrinsic relationship between colour, form and light to produce formal and optically charged works that challenge our perception of space. Employing a range of materials that each perform differently with light, Niesche’s beguiling compositions offer shifting, sensory experiences conducted by subtle acts of reflection, transparency and movement, which bring together the cheerful dissonance of psychedelia and the formal concerns of high modernism.

Niesche has exhibited nationally and internationally in major institutions. Notable group exhibitions include Superposition of three types, Artspace, Sydney (2017); Shut up and Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2016); Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2016). Solo exhibitions include Blush, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney (2019), and New Jörg, New Jörg, New Jörg Kunstverein, Vienna (2016). In 2018, Niesche was commissioned to produce a spectacular light projection for the facade of the Musuem of Contemporary Art as part of Vivid, Sydney. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship from Sydney University. Niesche’s work is held in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), Hobart.

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