Today, ladies and gents, I’d like to turn you on to an artist I discovered recently who is doing a few very cool and different kinds work. His name is Nick Lamia and he paints, draws and creates installations, but it’s not the range of mediums that intrigue me as much as his diveristy of subject matter and style. I am a sucker for art that observes the natural world so was rather moved when I saw some of his recent watercolor and pencil studies of dead flies and bees and other bits of natural detritus.These were all done while he was in residency at the extraordinary Wave Hill this winter as part of their Winter Workspace immersion program. Here is Nick doing his thing (photo courtesy of the Wave Hill blog): But here’s what blows my mind. The same guy who created the delicate images above, also created these dynamic, abstract, graphic images: And these super groovy installations where the paintings literally crawl off the wall and onto the floor: God, I wish I had this kind if range! Impressive, no? If you want to see some of his work in person, get yourself over to the Jason McCoy Gallery before June 29th. If you aren’t able to make it to the gallery, you can explore his site or check out this great video showing Nick in action. Enjoy!