About Nicholas Tossmann
Nicholas Tossmann’s practice investigates his experience of being a conceptual artist as part of his philosophical search of self and purpose. He explores these ideas methodically by analysing and questioning his art practice, which involves the process of researching, making and critically reflecting. Text, diagrams and mapping are utilized as a self-reflexive approach to art making, often taking the form of performance, installation and moving image. Tossmann’s work offers an insight into his oscillating sense of purpose through practice. His work invites a contemplation of the expansive potential of art to question our purpose.
2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Ceaseless, Nicholas Tossmann
‘Ceaseless’ is a 3-metre tall rectangular pillar, made with black and white tiles. The word ‘Ceaseless’ is spelt down the pillar on all 4 sides. The structure itself resembles a high-rise building, referencing the human will to ceaselessly expand and progress without end. The work is inspired by the unrelenting and constant motion of the ocean’s tide, prompting us to reflect on this never-ending cycle of pushing and pulling. This juxtaposition of constructed and natural ceaseless forces asks us to contemplate the ideas, the object and the issues they suggest.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.