Idaho Falls, ID

March 31, 2014

Idaho Falls, ID

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Singapore

February 20, 2014

Singapore

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Tree Trimming in Singapore

February 18, 2014

Tree Trimming in Singapore

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Valentine Photo Shoot

February 14, 2014

Valentine Photo Shoot

Collaboration with Kenny Armand of Jumpship Photo.

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Foliage

January 4, 2014

Foliage

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Johannesburg, South Africa

December 30, 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Construction in Columbus, OH

November 25, 2013

Construction in Columbus, OH

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Gay Eighties Collage

November 3, 2013

Gay Eighties Collage

Collaboration with Heather Anne Welch for exhibition on 11/03/13

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View from Elba

September 29, 2013

Napoleon Series - View from Elba - Nic Koller

Acrylic on canvas – 50 x 50 in (+) Enlarge Image ($) Cost$2400.00

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São Paulo, Brazil

September 24, 2013

Sao Paolo, Brazil

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The idea of using Napoleon Bonaparte in my work started as a comical representation of white males in America, a play on identity politics but for those without a tangible identity. In this series, Bonaparte is used to represent the broader idea of a universal human identity and experience – the shared reality of being human.

The first three paintings of the series (An Historic Womanizer, Plants, and The Coronation) address the basic question of “what makes people happy?” (the answer: sex, plants, and money). While each piece is centered around its own theme, they work together as snapshots from a larger story. The next three (West, Lovesick Napoleon Ingests…, and View from Elba) explore solitary moments, but play with the ideas of travel, love, and health in the context of victory and defeat. Each “Napoleon Painting” starts as a collage made from search engine images, stock images, and found and staged photos. The collages are infused with elements that mimic the random, trivial nature of life, and no commitment is made to Bonaparte’s appearance or the time period in which he lived.

While his story is superficially extreme and easily conventionalized, the subtlety and complexity in his life lends itself to interpretation. Because the understanding of who Bonaparte was and what he represented varies from culture to culture, he exists in part as a shape-shifting idea.

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Pennsylvania 8 - Oil City

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Napoleon Series - Lovesick Napoleon Ingests Poison and Vomits - Nic Koller

Acrylic on canvas – 50 x 66 in (+) Enlarge Image ($) Cost$3300.00

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Chia Pet Forest

August 7, 2013

Chia Pet Forest

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Glass

July 29, 2013

Glass

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