Artist John Nicholson presents an exhibition of arresting new work that begs us to look closer.

Extending his encyclopedic investigation into the geometric and optical possibilities of Perspex, artist John Nicholson’s new exhibition, Traffic, comprises a series of work that flexes, shapes and cuts this obdurate material to reveal a visual discourse around the complex yet avanescent qualities of light and the way we perceive it. For the most part, however, these works, with their vivid colour palettes of primary brights and optically illusive patterns, engage the viewer to their seemingly simple appearance, and like any great piece of art, gradually reveal themselves as having a depth far beyond their initial impression.

John Nicholson’s Traffic is on display at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney from 30 July – 29 August 2015.