Nikita is a self-taught visual artist who works with vibrant colors and images to create powerful, abstract collages on human experiences like grief, self-doubt and metamorphosis.
Nikita Zook is a self-taught visual artist who uses vibrant colors and images to collage digitally and by hand, creating powerful, abstract pieces that bring calm to spaces where people live and work. Her work is both geometric and organic, comforting and expansive, focusing on relatable, yet often isolating human experiences like grief, self-doubt, and metamorphosis.
What was your favorite thing to do as a child?
I loved climbing trees and pretending.
Who is an artist(s) that you really enjoy and/or has inspired your work?
I came across work by Ruth Root at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2019 that I was immediately drawn to. She prints digitally on fabric and collages pieces together into huge, sculptural wall hangings. It’s unusual and beautiful. Seeing that kind of art in a museum made me feel like there is a place for my work in the world too. I’m grateful every time I find something that reminds me that there are no limits to what art can be.
What is one piece of advice you would like to give to young artists?
You don’t have to have it all figured out before you start!
You are an artist and you always will be. Keep practicing!
2020 tough art @ home
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2021 tough art @ home
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