Nikl, Petr / Winter in New York
oil, canvas, 195 × 200.5 cm
purchased in 2019 with support from the Czech Republic Ministry of Culture
The painting Winter in New York is Nikl’s emotional record of his encounter with an unknown homeless person in New York City. He depersonalized the image of the individual suffering from the cold and transformed it into a more general sign which holds various connotations such as solitude and emptiness.