I love looking at paintings from all sort of periods. I’m fascinated by how an almost 2,000-year-old mosaic of an unswept floor can provoke joy and stimulate me. When you look at an artwork from the past, you feel that time becomes much more elastic.

Nicolas Party was born in 1980 in Lausanne and currently lives in New York and Brussels. He is a figurative painter best known for his landscapes, portraits and still lifes. Party holds a BA Fine Art from the Lausanne School of Art and an MA Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art.