London, United Kingdom–Brooklyn-based artist Nicolas Holiber, renowned for his large-scale mixed-media work, inaugurates his new solo exhibition Shape-Shifter at Unit London. Holiber’s new body of work presents a collection of large and small scale impasto-style paintings bringing a fresh and fluid sense of ethereal motion. In Shape-Shifter, the artist delivers a heightened level of emotional intensity, painting his subjects as fleshy, warped, and open masses, revealing the complicated intricacy behind the human facade. This show marks the first time Holiber works from life; drawing inspiration from Francis Bacon’s iconic portraiture, we find some of his close friends and the artist...
  • Born in 1985 in New York, Nicolas Holiber grew up in a creative family and has been making pictures and...

    Born in 1985 in New York, Nicolas Holiber grew up in a creative family and has been making pictures and objects since he was a child. Past awards and honors include public commissions for the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, NYC Parks Department, residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Leipzig International Art Programme among others. In 2020 Holiber had...