Nisse NIDEJ Ottenhag
" His acrylic-on-canvas portraits burst with color, and yet, they are not simply bold for bold's sake - underneath the vivid kaleldoscope of hues NIDEJ splashes onto the contours of each face is a striking depth, a hint at a secret longing, regret, or thrill. one dive into the eyes of his subjects and you'll be transported."
- Review in ARTEXPO New York Show Guide 2016
Nisse NIDEJ Ottenhag was born 1976 and grew up in the small Town of Lilla Edet in Sweden.
He wants to give the viewer a rich story. Like a good book, it should offer a wide content and many dimensions. Often the paintings contain many hidden messages, symbols and signs. He does this to make the viewer constantly see new things in the painting and give the viewer clues about the story that is there.
He wish to combine the strength from abstract and realistic art to find harmony. This journey started back in 1997 for him and is still going on.
The Portrait often contains hidden items and lyrics. This is a way
to make the viewer to continue to see new things in the story
behind the painting.
the sign is his trademark and he has designed it on basis of his
mother´s Sami* origin and father´s past as a sailor. He own's
a patent on it since 2001.
* Sami is Swedens indigenous people known, among
other things, for their reindeer and color folk costumes.
The sign is always incorporated in each painting
Artexpo 2016 New York
article in the exhibition show guide from Artexpo 2016 New York.
He works with:
Abstract interpretation of the human form
- We are full of colors and My goal is to make them visible