Nicole Coson is a Filipino artist living and working in London. Born into the third generation of Chinese migrants to the Philippines, she is someone who has developed in a nomadic state between nations all her life. After graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins with a first class honours degree honours in July 2014, Nicole Coson had two solo exhibitions in Manila, as well as one in Rome and in London. Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Finale Art File Gallery in Manila in April 2016 and Display Gallery in London in June 2016.
Her work revolves around the analogy of the ghost: a loose and phantom form that, though Beyond the grasp, invades the tactile and physical world. The suggestion of dynamic is integral to her work, a sort of futuristic reminiscence. The singular impression of this process captures signals in stasis, leaving behind a flurry of figures that appear residually human in both her figurative and non-figurative works. Her painting is an essentially abstract art consisting of the representation of non real and non existing objects. Human-like yet alien, present yet spectral, for the viewer, the images of her pictures might call to mind the unsettled nervousness of Sigmund Freud’s concept of The Uncanny, Unheimlich. Invisible and apparently non existing objects. In her work, she seeks the contemplation of something captured for a brief moment in time when these forms become strangely perceptible but whose physical origin is impenetrable. Nicole Coson’s work is mostly mental and emotional.(At the moment her Exhibition in the Asia House Library Annexe in London)