Expected July (painting from March)
Participation at the exhibition about the district of Sankt Pauli from the Millerntorgallery with Viva con Agua Arts in the Millerntor Stadium.
The artwork 'Alley in the evening' shows a typical scenery of the district and gives my impression on it and shows some flair. Empty streets are normally seen only aside the main spots, but the pandemic changed everything. All businesses from there suffer a lot.
The artwork is in the size of 42 x 59,3 cm and painted with acrylics and pastel chalk on paper. After that I varnished it with UV protection. Inspiration was a photo, which I edited digitally a lot. As I am an interior designer the correct perspective is important to me, inspite of artistic freedom. Therefor I constructed it first with a pencil. I love strong colors, especially also this pink and turquoise, and I enjoy this special impression that the reduction to two colors with black and white gives. The variaty of paint application is wide. I used very different brushes, silicone palette knives, palette knives, spatulas and fingers. And several techniques like scrabbing, dripping, sprinkle, speckling and letting it run.
Expected May 2021 (start working in February)
Kliemannsland and Viva con Agua Arts operate a project with art safari. 17 artists picture the international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on copper plates. The plates were at the station Landungsbrücken. I was asked for participation. My theme is 'Affordable and clean energy'. There will be a drive-through exhibition with auction with protection and hygiene rules in Kliemannsland . Also online. The earnings will go the artists and to the water projects of Viva con Agua. They build water wells and sanitary facilities in developing countries with it.
I made 10 digital versions of this artwork and asked on Instagram and Facebook for voting the favorite. The Version which won will be offered as a print (DIN A3) at the exhibition. I added it here after my detail shots below. More intel will follow.
Working on a book cover. My artwork which I posted here at Topical one year ago is part of this project. The book's name is 'Visioni notturne al chiaro di Venere' ('Night visions under the light of Venus') by Tullio Colombo and will be published in Italian first. Then it'll be published also in other languages like German and English. More intel and an image will follow at this point. I transformed the artwork for the cover image by changing the format, editing it in a bold, swirled way (like a dream) and moved the Venus. Then I designed and chose the layout, fonts and colors. Of course everything in cooperation with the customer. Finally I warped the title in a curvy, swinging way to adjust it to the dreamlike background.
End of December 2020
These nine posts were the most liked of the year on Instagram . I wish all a happy New Year!
I probably had about almost 1500 follower at that time, but I missed to write everything down, like I did before. So now I note the insights of 02/22/21: In the moment 1606 follower watch my posts on Instagram regularly. Most of the followers come from USA (20,2 %), Germany (17,8 %), Italy (3,7 %), GB (3,5 %) und Spain (2,5 %). So 52,3 % come from different countries. 8,4 % live in Hamburg, 2,5 % in NYC und 2,3 % in Khartum, 2,1 % in Hongkong und in Berlin 1,3 %. 57 % are male and most of them are 45-54 years old. 25-34 years old only a little less.
11/16/2020 - 06/30/2021
Participation at the online marketplace of Holy Shit Shopping. This time the fair is only online. My art will be shown with products of many designers, modern artisans and and artists on their website. Also on facebook. From there you'll be lead to my website.
Working on several variations of 'painterly photo editing', which is offered in a seperate menue. You are able to choose the style and order your own photo in that style on several media. The digital editing includes several digital commands, painterly and artistry effects, that are also produced with artificial intelligence. Additionally to that you can choose standard enhancing photo editing or painting.
Most of my artworks of the gallery KuRa (Harksheider Str. 6a) moved in December to the gallery KuRa Volksdorf (Groten Hoff 21), both in Hamburg. Five new artworks of mine were added to this. They will also appear in the shop windows, in both galleries.
September - December 2020
Mixed artworks and themes, for example also postcards and 'small treasures' for the expected Christmas exhibition in Hamburg Rahlstedt. Experimenting with new digital techniques. More information on both will follow. The exhibition is cancelled.
08/02 - 08/30/2021
The exhibition is canceled for this year (07/15 - 08/25/2020) because of the pandemic, but it will take place next year. Intel will follow.
Participation at the 'water' exhibition of the Kulturwerk Rahlstedt on board of the Cap San Diego. It's lying at Überseebrücke in the harbour of Hamburg and makes some tours. In the hatches 1 and 2 the artworks will be displayed during museum hours. Each artist shows two artworks. You can see mine here, also some pics of 'The pier', the process, details and photos in the dark with flourescent paint . I had to paint the fish more often and with accurate edges, so it is nice to see in the dark. You may also see these in my online gallery with the latest art. This work should be critical, but also with hope.
August of 2020
The art lessons in school started again, first outdoors.
I worked on the commission work 'The Pier' , first digitally, then printed on canvas and painted. The motive is inspired by a small pier edit by me and should fit to the colors of a flower work, which is already hanging in the coaching room. The coaching rooms are designed by me as an interior designer and all artworks are by me. You can see more of them at this place in the beginning of 2016 until June. For this work I combined the photoart with colorfield painting (reminding of Mark Rothko) with acrylic colors and some details with oil colors. The sky is consisting of blurred abstraction which shows a big contarst to the accurate pier. The surrounding blurr and the strong perspective draws the eye on the pier, in the middle far away, to the destination. the purchaser from entwicklung GbR in Hamburg Rahlstedt are very happy with this new artwork and about having the last highlight for the coaching rooms completed. The rooms are also for rent.
The process of the commission work 'The pier', in August 2020, in 120 x 80 cm, photoprint on canvas with acrylics and oil colors.
March - summer 2020
'Corona break' for my art lessons and for several exhibitions/applications for exhibitions and journeys.
Renewing and adding elements to my website and to my Pinterest account. And also a bit on Instagram and Facebook of course. Since May I have a shop for some offers on my website. I am working on several artworks with a lot of photo work. 22 artworks were delivered at Gallerie KuRa for display, together with a folder of many small works. Most of them are in the gallery Harksheider Str. 6a, some go to different branches at Groten Hoff 21, Eppendorfer Weg 77 and Alsterdorfer Str. 35. Some are already sold. Working on two commission works. Working on two commission works, one bigger one of the pier and one small commission work for a gallery manager. See above.
2/5 - 3/1 in 2020
Participation at the jubilee exhibition of the Galerieka to the theme 'Hamburg my enchanting perl'. The Galerie in Hamburg Eppendorf will be 5 years old and is presenting some of their artists. The opening will be on the 07th of February from 7 p.m. together with the artists. Welcome to the gallery at Ludolfstraße 60 (opposite the church)!
December 2019 - February 2020
Commission work from Italy with typical (customer) photographs from Piemont, combined and digitally edited and printed on canvas, in 120 x 80 x 4 cm. Afterwards acrylic painting. The photos by Tullio Colombo should be transformed, but the special, clear atmosphere should be preserved. They show the abbey of San Nazzaro Sesia near Novara or Milan from 1075 and the landscape nearby with the Venus and the sanctuary Madonna della Fontana.
With the last commission work in autumn I described in the text below the proceedure of a commission work and on the images I showed the painting progress. Here I like to show the whole progress with the digital and matching work and some details. We called it 'Night visions in a Venus light'. Or also 'Nachtvisionen im Venus Licht' or 'Visioni notturne al chiaro di Venere'.
The collector who ordered 'Night visions under a Venus light', see above, wrote a nice story about it on facebook. You can click <- to get there. Facebook has a translation from Italien if you click that.
30th/31st of December 2019
These are the nine most liked posts on Instagram this year. Today I have about 1225 followers. Most of my followers come from Germany (20%), USA (18%), GB (5%), Spain (3%) and Italy (3%) in the moment. So 51% come from other countries. 9% come from Hamburg, 3% from NYC and from Khartum, London and Berlin each 1%. 58% are male and the biggest group sorted by age is the one between 25-34 years. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!
A new customer pic shows the 'Harbour city terraces' artwork in it's new home. It is a digital edit of two photographs printed on canvas in 50 x 150 cm and painted partly with acrylics. The collector wanted to have an artwork similar to the 'Harbor city' artwork, in this long format and with different colors.
11/26 - 12/28:
Some of my small artworks are at the exhibition 'Small tresures' in the culture club 'Kulturwerk Rahlstedt', Boizenburger Weg 7 in Hamburg-Rahlstedt. A part of the revenues goes to the culture club. On the left side you see my process of selecting artworks for it. On the right you have an impression of how it looks now. We are looking forward to your visits and chats. It's open daily between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., except for Monday.
October/ November 2019
I work at a commission work. The house of the customer is digitally combined in two perspectives and edited. The colors were transformed. At some points one perspective is visible at others the other or both. The first image shows, how it came from the printing shop, a canvas print in 100 x 150 cm with shadow gap frame. The next shows a fullsize photo of the finished work, after it was painted with acrylics and oil color and the others show details of it. The last one shows it while wrapping. The contract was typical (but it would also be possible with just digital work):
- detailed description of the wishes, showing the planned place for it (with photos), offering, commission
- sending customer photos for working with or photo session by me
- first digital drafts for it, which aren't finished yet, choosing 2 or 3 favorites or one with additionally elements of the other drafts, which will be combined
- further editing considering new wishes, choosing one out of three results
- finishing editing, last fine touches
- choosing the medium and variations of the printing shop(s), also a frame is possible, and decision for the shop
- painting, here with acrylics and oilcolors, with brushes, spatulas, painting knives, cloth and fingers
- letting it sit, regarding now and then
- if necessary reconciling, maybe transforming and adding something, letting it dry
- wrapping, shipping or transfering it
New offer of a course for adults: Vacation pics digitally edited and then painted with acrylics.
Every Monday at 10.00 a.m. in the Sasel-Haus in Hamburg. I don't have further information in English, you can see it in German or ask for it, I would translate it then.
Spring / summer 2019:
More works on different subjects like abstract, Tuscany, Hamburg, etc., see in latest art, but some are still in the process. My course for students is still running. Preparations for the following cours for adults. Short trips and a trip to China.
A cusomer photo of the 'Geranium family', just displayed as the eyecatcher of the party. Actually they were looking for an artwork with the Elbphilharmonie, but this convinced them differently. It is one of four, which are combinations of one flower photograph and one blurred photograph of the same motive and then printed on aluminum backing in 80 x 80 cm and painted with oil colors. This one mainly with a spatula.
Instagram review 2018 from the beginning of 2019
These are the most popular posts on Instagram in the year of 2018. In the moment nica_art_studio has around 1000 follower. There are the mixmedia works exposed, as well as photographs and edits, partly with big modifications. And also the hottest news.
Most of the followers are artists, photographers, travellers, specialists for (or interested in) design, decoration, art, photography, picture editing or architecture, collectors or galleries. They are from The United States, Germany, Great Britain, Nigeria and Italy. Or if you take a look at the cities, these are Hamburg, New York City, Melbourne, London and Lagos. The age is between around 13 and 83 years of age, mostly between 25 and 34, 59% are male.
4th - 15th of December 2018, 11.00 am - 7.00 pm. Sunday closed, extended until 01/03:
Taking part in the 'Small treasures 2018' group exhibition. 30% support the culture club 'KulturWerk Rahlstedt e.V.' in Hamburg. Small paintings, sculptures, photos, objects and postcards are part of the Christmas exhibition by over 20 artists. It was running very well for me. A few calenders 2019 are left.
Fotos from there are by Sabine Kisvari.
From the end of August continously
Direction of two weekly courses for students: In experimental acrylic painting and in smartphone photography & editing. One course for adults will follow in September. Because this is only for people living close by and talking German, I have further disccription of courses and other service offers like consulting and interior design only in German. If needed in English, please ask.
May, Summer 2018
Several artworks with tranfer technic/ collage, with acrylic painting (see below 'Greens abstraction', 100 x 100 cm, fullsize image with 5 details) and fluid painting, and some more. Redoing of the website and similars. Enhancements of photography and new skills in editing. Travels to Croatia and Scotland. Preparations for new course offers.
The next contract work is finished and delivered. The 'big harbour tone' is an digital edit of three harbour photos printed on aluminum backing in the size of 1 x 1 m and smoothed over and continued the working process with oil colors. With shadow gap frame. It is now in the home of the new, lucky owner in Hamburg, where it's prepared deliberately for it. The view of the wall, the full size work and some details are following:
Interested in invitations / announcements?
If you are not on my mailing list yet, but you like to receive my next announcement (anonymous Bcc), please send a short message and I will add you. If you wish contact in another way it is possible too. Also if you don't like to receive it anymore, please inform me and I will delete the address immediately. By the way these mails are really seldom. I don't give any contact information to others or use it differently. The data privacies are respected.
Special offer in the middle of February
In the moment a provider has a special offer for acoustics pictures. I can give you this offer, but don't know how long it will be. If you have a room with too much reverberation and you would like to get more sound absortion and silence this could be interesting for you. An acoustics print with one of my motives are availabel in different sizes, please ask. One example: In the size of 60 x 100 cm, depth of the panel 27 mm, it costs € 367,- (pickup price in Hamburg-Sasel or close delivery). As a normal canvas print it would be € 189,-.
The panel consists of highly absorbent, light and hard-wearing polyester fiber, which will be fixed frameless and with space to the wall.
13th of February 2018
We hung up the big harbour scenery at the living room of the proud owner. It looks great, fits to the sofas and everyone is happy!
01/30 - 04/29/2018
Several artworks (one room) will be exhibited at the anniversary exhibition in the gallery art café Galerieka in Hamburg Eppendorf, Ludolfstraße 60.
Vernissage: At the 10th of February, 1.00 pm
I will be there on 01/29 and 04/30, at the vernissage and after appointment. Please contact me. Any more news or appointments in the gallery I will add here.
02/01 - 03/31/2018
My Berlin art, small photographic artworks with oilcolor painting and prints, will be exhibited (in frames and in a folder) in midtown Berlin:
Caro Berliner Art Gallery Shop, Heckmann-Höfe, Oranienburger Street 32, 10117 Berlin.
Opening hours: Mo. - Sat. 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
I will be there only on first and last day.
5th - 10th of December 2017
Some small artworks are part of the Christmas exhibition 'small treasures' im Cultural Center in Hamburg Rahlstedt
Boizenburger Weg 7. 27 artists offer some of their small formats. A part of the revenues supports the Cultural Center.
Open: daily 11.00 am - 7.00 pm, So. 1.00 pm - 7.00 pm
May and July 2017
Trips to Budapest and Venice and in the Tuscany. More you see step by step in the artworks and on Instagram.
Exhibiton preparations and fluid painting experiments and spatula works. In 2018 something in Hamburg and Berlin is planned...
Spring / Summer 2017
Big and small spatula and painting works on different prints with several themes. Also a blue series of city works, which all fit to one another and which prints are matchable easily to their surrounding. Furthermore fluidpainting (see picture; pouring special acrylic mix and then different spreading and composing,...) and further experiments with it combined with photography. In future you'll see more.
Trips to Budapest and Italy are planned.
Start of the offer in the biggest online art site worldwide Fineartamerica, where some of Nica's prints can be purchased worldwide. The search functions are extensive. The offer will increase.
January / February 2017
Art Elephants has selected my art for their big online gallery ( for example they have 29.1k follower on Instagram). Currently they offer three digital works and one mixed media work of mine.
Artworks, which are bought and ordered, go to the new owners, some are finished first. Here you see a contract work, "Ships in the Harbour" printed on aluminum backing and painted with oil color, for emphasizing, enhancing and for adjusting to the "Harbour tone", which should hang side by side.
More spatula works with oil color.
29th of November 2016
The gallery "Kunst und Rahmen", Eppendorfer Weg 77, in the middle-western part of Hamburg took 25 bigger and smaller artworks to exhibit in their rooms and window. The smaller will be framed nicely. Everything will be ready until January. After that this and the other gallery KuRa, Harksheider Str. 6a (north-eastern), which has some artworks, may exchange works of mine. I remarked under the pics, if they are in a gallery.
Summer - Fall 2016
Small photographs with oil painting, bigger canvases with transfer pics and acrylic paint and summer break with a trip through the States. Preparations for the exhibition.
identity of art Ltd. in Reinbek included my art in their portfolio. They offer art for companies and consult them. Also for contract works.
10th - 12th of June
Participation at an artisan market in Lüneburg in the beautiful, historic bell house. The market was pretty, people in a good temper, some artworks were sold and many interested people were there. Most favored were some small nature, boat and Lüneburg pieces and the big New York and Hamburg works.
3rd of June 2016
The beautiful online gallery Museum of pretty posted my Elbphilharmony pic in all social media. On Instagram alone more than 12000 people saw it. Great, to be part of it! You may see it in: Instagram, facebook, twitter, pinterest, tumblr and wordpress.
since April 2016
The coaching rooms and the eight artworks of entwicklung GbR in Hamburg Rahlstedt are ready and do very well.
In the Hotel Mondial in Berlin you can find my Berlin artworks and prints of them at the elevators on every floor and in a folder. You may also purchase something.
Working on sundries.
Automn / Winter 2015 / 2016
Interior design support for new premises of entwicklung GbR, business coaching, consulting, training, including art pieces.
Bigger works (also abstract and of NY) on alu dipond and smaller ones on photo paper, with motives of Berlin, Hamburg and nature.
Preparations for the permanent exhibition in the **** Hotel Mondial, Kurfürstendamm 47, in Berlin.
since July, 2015
Mixed works like before, new membership (since 9th of July) at artists.de, with which pieces of art are available worldwide. Summer break.
June 27 and 28, 2015
Participation at the 40th painter weekend in the cityhall of Reinbek with 86 exhibitors and many visitors. Nica's art was offered in the big assembly hall and found big interest.
since February, 2015
Several art by Nica is offered by the gallery 'Galerie KuRa', Harksheider Straße 6a, 22399 Hamburg.
January / February, 2015
Revision and complement of the website and completion of the translation.
since September, 2014
Different kind of pictures: for special wishes and other art about Hamburg, single other places, nature.
July / August, 2014
Wrap-up, summer break and pictures for individual wishes in different themes. Starting with Instagram and studies of new picture effects.
June 28 and 29, 2014
A big exhibition with Nica and 85 exhibitors in the city hall of Reinbek. There was big interest and enthusiasm for Nica's idees and pictures. Some, who wants an own exhibition, possible partners to exhibit and many interested persons in my art, partly with concrete wishes.
May / June, 2014
Photographs with oil paint, finishing of website and printed papers, preparation of the exhibition and new google+ and facebook accounts.
March / April, 2014
Art Composings of Hamburg.
Feb 15, 2014
Beginning of this website. I want to thank the artist Ursu for artistic-business counseling, Julia Emma Schröder for the writing conditioning, the helpers for my translation und my personal Jimdo-expert. Thanks to every helping person!