Nikhil Kirsh is a British artist who emerged in 2011 in Reykjavik, Iceland with his first solo show entitled, “TRANSGRESS, ramma fyrir ramma”. Since then, he has exhibited his subtle yet provocatively honest works through many subsequent collections. He is also known in Reykjavik for his affinity with Icelandic artists, resulting in sculptural and theatrical collaborations.
More recently, since his return to UK, he has been exploring dimensions of consciousness, from existential ‘separateness’ to deeper and more intimate expressions of unity consciousness. This journey has marked a significant shift towards a deeper mysticism in his work.
Kirsh is currently experimenting with combinations of geometric form to generate specifically intended vibrational experiences for the viewer. In alchemical terms they function much like machines that hold in their opening forms, transformative energies. For his most recent painting, 'Path Of Freedom', he worked intuitively with three concepts: Freedom, Connection and Bliss, combined as separate portals to complete a very particular journey within.
FREEDOM 01/07/21 - 14/07/21 Royal Arts Prize. Galleria Pall Mall, London
ROADS TO FREEDOM 09/09/17 - 23/09/17 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
I ACQUIESCE 23/06/16 – 07/07/16 Bermondsey Gallery, London
REBIRTH 19/10/15 - 25/10/15 Espacio Gallery, London
REBIRTH 09/09/15 - 13/10/15 Bermondsey Gallery, London
REBIRTH 04/07/15 - 05/08/15 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
BRILLIANT ROSE 12/02/15 – 31/03/15 Kaffi Sólon, Reykjavik
BRESTIR 19/09/14 – 21/09/14 “Art Copenhagen”, Denmark
BRESTIR 28/05/14 – 21/06/14 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
CLOWN PAINTINGS 04/10/13 – 20/10/13 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
CLOWN PAINTINGS 24/08/13 Gallerí Austurstræti 3, Reykjavik
ENTIRELY READY 09/05/13 – 09/07/13 Gallery Veggur, Forréttabarinn, Reykjavik
Old, New & Unseen Paintings 01/04/13 – 01/06/13 Iðnó Theatre, Reykjavik
Know Thy Yellow Self, Theatre production 02/02/13 – 07/04/13 Norðurpóllinn leikhús, Reykjavik
YELLOW HORIZONS 09/03/13 – 23/03/13 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
A Collection Of Paintings 01/05/12 – 01/07/12 Geysir Bistro, Reykjavik
New Collection Of Drawings And Paintings 17/03/12 – 04/04/12 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
‘Artist Still Claims New Renaissance Is Coming’ 17/12/11 – 31/01/12 Gallerí Austurstræti 3, Reykjavik
TRANSGRESS, ramma fyrir ramma 20/08/11 – 04/09/11 Gallerí Fold, Reykjavik
Selection from ‘Portraits Of Concession’ 10/08/10 – 12/02/11 McNeil Gallery, Radlet, Herts
Selection from ‘Portraits Of Concession’ – 11/06/10 – 11/12/10 ‘MyHotel’, Chelsea, London
Portraits Of Concession 12/12/09 – 26/12/09 AM Yoga Centre Gallery, London
LANDESCAPE 28/06/05 – 30/07/05 Bloomsbury Gallery, London
REDIFINED 04/06/05 – 25/06/05 Gillingham Art Gallery, Kent
Born in London. Worked mainly in UK and Iceland. Received a BA degree in photography from Manchester Met University in 2003. Received a teaching degree with emphasis on art education from Brighton University in 2007 and an MA in Fine Art from Brighton University in 2009.