Cut-Out Panels: Art by Nippy Blair
Nippy Blair is an artist based in the southern United States. In his practice, Nippy creates layered artworks made from cut-out panels of painted wood. Affixed together into wall-hanging images and sculptures, these artworks have a great sense of depth and volume.
I’m enjoying browsing through Nippy’s online art portfolio and seeing the different ways that he applies his unique way of creating artwork. I particularly like the artist’s compositions with animal figures -- the way that nippy presents these central figures in a vivid rainbow of colours is wonderfully eye-catching. The artist’s works would seem equally at home on gallery walls, or in a children’s classroom or playroom.
Nippy’s human figures are also highly expressive -- though the artist takes a more realistic approach to colour in these works, the figures themselves have a certain cartoonish exuberance about them, one that’s emphasized by the artist’s attention to detail in clothing, facial features, and other small elements.