Finnish-Canadian Erik Nieminen is a fifth generation painter from Ottawa. He achieved a BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2007 and an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 2010. Anonymous Reality is a documentary about his journey in the art world in both Europe and North America.
“My paintings present an independent reality, a world that is dependent on our real world yet is separate from it.“ “I am predominantly interested in the dissolution of space, perspective, light, and time through varying degrees of figuration and abstraction. Form is created through a responsive and adaptive process over a length of time, reworking the colours and shapes until an ideal solution is found.”
The story begins in Ottawa 2011, Berlin in 2015, London in 2016, Montreal in 2018, and New York City in 2019.
Featuring: Martti Nieminen and Matthew Israel
A Film by André Quesnel
Stay tuned for the world premiere of the Documentary-Film