About the Exhibition:
Anthony Gallery invites you to step into a world where the empirical and. metaphysical collide – a space where the mortal and otherworldly coexist, a tightrope between your dreams and nightmares. Welcome to Goosebumps, an exhibition spotlighting fifteen artists whose works embody a spectrum spanning surreal introspection to slow-burn psychological horror.
The exhibition vibrates with an eerie energy, encapsulating the essence of the season. Whether an artwork is awe-inspiring or downright unsettling, there is a collective reverence towards something other that permeates the program. This fixation on a world beyond is a celebration of the supernatural, inviting viewers to challenge their perceptions while igniting their imaginations.
Whether its artworks employ conventionally frightening motifs or unsettling kitsch, Goosebumps probes questions regarding the universality of human perception, the condition of mortality, and the nature of transcendence. Surreal veneers, amorphous bodies, and nonsensical digital feedback create compositions just familiar enough to demand viewers’ attention while simultaneously shattering aesthetic expectations.
Each artwork encourages viewers to shine light on the obscure corners within their own minds, spotlighting boundaries that divide consciousness from subconsciousness, the real from the surreal, and lived experience from science fiction. Goosebumps is a testament to the weird, wonderful, and whimsical parts of life that keep us questioning; a haunting reminder that art has the power to transport us beyond the boundaries of the ordinary.
Nikkolos Mohammed is a fine artist based out of Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in painting from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013.
In 2014, he and fellow artist Mike Reesé founded DREAMHAUS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and multifaceted art collective. DREAMHAUS is dedicated to implementing arts as an educational tool and a vehicle toward universal innovation in South Los Angeles.
Nikkolos’ artist practice reclaims hybrid identities through creating hybrid forms. He has exhibited two solo shows in Los Angeles and exhibited in other markets, such as New York and Berlin. Nikkolos also serves as a writer and editor for publications such as Germany-based LeMile Magazine, as well as Hypebeast, an online publication.
As a visual maker, he has collaborated with brands such as Coors Light in a global campaign, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) for a social justice cause, and has featured works in television and film sets.