Swiss artist Nicolas Party will create a site-specific commissioned mural in the DMA’s Concourse Gallery. For this installation, the first solo US museum presentation for the artist, Party will make an all-over mural on the walls and ceiling of the Museum's main central corridor.
Party was an active graffiti artist in the 1990s, prior to studying at the Lausanne School of Art, Switzerland, and the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. His projects range from site-specific mural-interventions to refined pastel on canvas works, often with a playful surrealist bent. Through the appropriation of certain themes and gestures, broad influences can be identified in Party’s work, with landscapes derived from David Hockney, color palettes borrowed from the Fauves, painted collage referencing Matisse’s cutouts, and figures from the Swiss painter Félix Vallotton.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.