Nico Krijno

(b1981) is a South African artist.  Deliberately non­sequitur in style, form, and aesthetic.  Working with staged photography, collage and video, in a performance based practice that investigates contemporary visual codes, symbols and patterns and the history of the image. Exploring not only these methods of creation, but the spaces in-between



           40.00 Nico Krijno’s photography is at the intersection of performance, painting, montage and sculpture. His photographs are full of visual codes, riddles, patterns and color. How To Leave Your Body Behind is both playful, carefully structured and completely non-linear. Nico Krijno builds sculptures out of discarded materials, continues to re-arrange them over and over, photographing them during this process. These photographs then are re-processed and altered again into new forms - using photoshop, paint and/or collage - creating new narratives and meaning. His explorations represent an experiment into the perceived truths of objects, the medium of photography and its history. Reminiscent of traditional still lifes, Nico’s photographs are loaded with humorous visual information, challenging the boundaries of the still image with his ever-changing mise-en-scène.   First edition: 750 copies, hardcover, 128 pages, great material with a tipped-in photograph      

The Fluid Right Edge, 2017