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Artist Name

Nicola Pragera

Hometown: Heidelberg

Based in: Heidelberg

I learned to paint from my father. My first exhibitions I had at the age of 15 in banks, dance schools or in doctors' offices.
At the age of 20 I sold my paintings already between 5 000, - and 10 000 DM
through a gallery that specialized in art for companies and enterprises.

The themes to my work series arise from events that write the daily life.

For example, in 2017 I was disturbed by how algorithms and fake news distort the representation of certain topics in social media. I turned it around and distorted social media in my works. I created digital artworks from thousands of distorted profile photos from social media and linked them to my painted web addresses.

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, I organized a worldwide art project for peace. The vernissage took place on September 11, 2002 in a jumbo jet "Boeing 747" in the Technik Museum in Speyer and was broadcast 24 hours worldwide in real time via the Internet on the front Homepage of AOL.

 



Nicola Pragera In The Studio

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More About Nicola Pragera

Question IconWhat inspires you?

It always inspires me to go new ways, to discover things and to cross borders.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Since my works lead a digital life on the Internet, my works usually begin with a work on canvas. I own a few hundred web addresses and am therefore free in the number of letters. When painting I let myself be guided by my feeling and therefore I often change my works daily over several weeks. The sum of all feelings that bring me to the goal then result in the theme for the digital part on the net. This can then be a digital photo, animation or video.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Zeitgeist, Innovation, Future,

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

I don't think other artists have ever influenced my work. However, there are favorite painters that I hold in high esteem such as Polke, Richter, Baselitz

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

The feeling

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Without hard work there is no success

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Jogging


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Credentials

Education

Willy-Hellpach Business School

Germany, 1980

Awards

"Germany Land of Ideas"

2009

"Germany Land of Ideas"

2008

Citizenbadge of Heidelberg

2008

Exhibitions

Looking behind the Curtain

United States of America, 2019

Looking behind the Curtain

Germany, 2018

Moments #3

Germany, 2018

Abandoned

Switzerland, 2017

Distorted World

Germany, 2014

Starblick - Dialogue of the Cultures

Germany, 2002

Timeless - City Portraits to the Millennium Change

Germany, 2001

Timeless - City Portraits to the Millennium Change

Germany, 2000

Timeless - City Portraits to the Millennium Change

Germany, 1999

The Fruit in Greek and Roman Mythology

Germany, 1994

Change pages

Spain, 1992

Civilized Caves Paintings

Germany, 1991

Change Pages

Germany, 1991

Press

Palo Alto Online

2018

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

2016

Badische Neueste Nachrichten

2016

Neue Westfälische Zeitung

2002

Passauer Neue Presse

2002

Rhein-Zeitung

2002

Darmstädter Echo

2002

Aachener Nachrichten

2002

Rheinpfalz

2002

America Online

2002

Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz

2002

Leipziger Volkszeitung

2002

Augsburger Allgemeine

2002

Wiesbadener Kurier

2000

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

2000

Westfälische Rundschau

2000

Mannheimer Morgen

1996

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

1991