NHOJ “ENDANGERED SERIES” “ if we include microbes, insects and all living beings that make up our fragile ecosystem, billions are threatened with extinction every 24 hours as a direct response to mans footprint on the Earth. The animals I chose to paint in this series are those that are very much front of mind, arousing an emotional response and hopefully a change in consciousness and a call to action”. - Nhoj
Nhoj’s arresting array of paintings, rich in colour and textured gloss, are based on subjects from the wonders of the natural world and the adventures he imbibes on his outback and seafaring journeys. A painter and installation artist in a life lived fully as an adventurer, mountaineer, skier, surfer, sailor, desert explorer, farmer, father and raconteur. Nhoj has travelled wide and deep and his paintings reflect the places that have inspired a prolific collection of works. Interpreted with lust for life energy, humour and at times a bombastic boldness. His expression is both vivid and passionate.
The son of an artist and studying mediums since the age of 12, Nhoj has had many chapters with a sober name shaking people out of complacency in business with high art and titillating billboards. His works containing the "underlying wisdom of joy" have reached many over his career in mixed media. contemporary australian art.