The paintings of Niels Egidius depict romantic worlds in between dream and reality. By using unpredictable, fantastic and often symbolic details he tries to challenge the viewer to immerse himself in the image and unravel what is really happening.

According to Niels a painting should suggest that there’s something going on, about to happen or has just happened. This makes you constantly wonder if the scene you are looking at is really what it seems to be. In this way Niels creates a sense of liveliness, as if you are a part of the scene that is unfolding in front of you. He sees his paintings literally as windows or portals to another world or time.

In the images you can find references to art history and contemporary culture. Niels works with themes such as Romanticism, Orientalism and mythological stories but also uses observations form daily life and nature. In this way Niels creates images that are convincing and real, but at the same time convey a sense of wonder and mystery.

Facade

Facade

      oil on canvas (2019)
      80 x 104 cm
Moto Gang

Moto Gang

      oil on canvas (2018)
      104 x 118 cm
Still life

Still life

      oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm (2019)
      * COMMISSIONED
Stretching Jesus

Stretching Jesus

      oil on canvas (2017)
      152 x 200 cm
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      Afternoon

      Afternoon

          oil on canvas (2017)
          152 x 260 cm (SOLD)
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      Orient

      Orient

          oil on canvas (2015)
          152 x 260 cm
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          mural
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      norway mural

      norway mural

          acrylics, 250 x 400 cm
          * COMMISSIONED (2018)
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          mural
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