About the Artist
American artist John Nieman is perhaps best known for harnessing the power of words in his art and using catchy phrases to challenge ideas of power, identity, and humanitarian issues. His portfolio spans from installation art to frames with a story; he skillfully combines pastel and watercolors to achieve photorealistic effects. Nieman has an extensive career that spans over 30 years as both an artist and author; his books often used as a reference in Creative Writing College settings.
” Art can never be static. That’s not to say that the exploration of a style shouldn’t be pursued to the hilt. It’s just tough to know when it is time for the next big thing. As a painter and a writer, I have always been partial to art that somehow tells a story. Perhaps that’s why in my early days. I developed a style that combines words and images. I found that the images could provide an immediate impact and a residual mental tickle. But despite my success in this genre, I have found in the last decade that art can never be static. The artist has to keep pushing himself to explore new boundaries and new challenges.”-
“What is Missing”, Installation