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Currently being used as High Line Nine's office, Gallery 8 is home to four pieces from Summer 2020's HL9 x Sugarlift Artist in Residency programs. Artists highlighted in the space are Nicolas v. Sanchez, Vicky Barranguet, Tony Sjöman, and Luke Baggott.
About the Artists
Nicolas V. Sanchez received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. While at the Academy, Sanchez was awarded the 2014 New York Academy of Art Post-Graduate Fellowship. He has been selected for artist residencies in China, the Dominican Republic, and Venice and has been featured in VOGUE Italia, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Drawing Magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Sanchez’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York, China, and Italy including an exhibition in Venice during the 2015 Venice Biennale. Sanchez currently lives and works in New York City.
In constant exploration, Vicky Barranguet's work moves in different directions, approaching a variety of situations and dynamics. Embodied by an empirical investigation of the pictorial structure, where processes departing from spontaneous gestures evolve into elaborate and complex systems where improvisation, organization of form and space, and attention to detail are at its core. There is a consistency throughout the years within her work diversity, perceived and recognized by others as Barranguet's signature.
Luke Baggott (1988) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and studied Fine Art at the University of Witwatersrand. In 2019 Luke graduated with an MFA from the prestigious New York Academy of Art where he was awarded multiple scholarships. Luke is the recipient of several awards and grants including an exceptional 3rd time award from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. He has exhibited in New York, Cape Town and Johannesburg. He currently works from a studio in Harlem, New York and cites the work of Edward Hopper, George Bellows and more currently Antonio Lopez Garcia and Cecily Brown as significant influences.
Tony Sjöman’s roots are in Finland and Sweden and he draws inspiration from his Scandinavian heritage for his complex abstract geometrical murals and studio works. Sjöman’s studio works are based on canvases, prints and installations and he is no stranger to painting on metal and wood. His murals can be seen in a wide variety of spots in and around the city: on churches, in hotels and high-end boutiques, in luxury high-rises throughout Manhattan and on the 69th floor of World Trade Center 4.