Luca Nicholas is an early-career artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He concentrates on printmaking, using a range of processes to explore queer experiences with humour and pathos. With one exception, the etchings in Studies 2017–18 are based on photographs cribbed from the ‘social networking’ app Grindr. Nicholas records the bodies and rooms that appear in the images with great care, drawing attention to the acts of construction and vulnerability involved in making a connection.
Luca Nicholas: Studies 2017–18