Niki McQueen is an artist and visual storyteller from South Africa. Her artworks express powerful and emotive personal symbolism and worlds of magical realism. She delves into realms beyond reason and the familiarity of everyday existence, drawing inspiration from her love of Surrealism, Jungian theory, vintage illustration, anatomy, and biology. Niki’s work is broadly divided into two portfolios: Niki McQueen Art, which comprises her surrealistic, symbolic art and Life Beyond Reason, her whimsical, lighthearted and more decorative pieces. Her artworks are available for sale as original works or premium archival, limited-edition fine art prints.
These works are available in stock and can be purchased and shipped directly. As Niki makes limited-edition original variants of most of her work, you can also order artworks that are not listed here.
Dystopian worlds and fever dreams. A place for uncomfortable and discordant feelings, dark humour and fragile things. For loved and gone and lost and found.
Where magic is real and the imagination is unfettered and wild. Where fish fly and elephants play soccer. A world where children (and adults) are free to play without fear, minds unleashed
“These collections summon the places where stories are born, where unfelt emotions dwell and unthought thoughts await. These are places beyond the mundane: inner and outer consciousness. They are explored through the production of impossible encounters and beautiful beings, charged with symbolism and borne of grief, joy, love, damage, disease and lessons. They exist to evoke reflection and curiosity, discomfort and relief.”
Life Beyond Reason seeks to remind us about the healing and restorative power of the magic that lives inside the minds of children. With untarnished eyes they dream dreams that are for us, long gone.
Every morning I come into my lounge, sit down in the corner of my couch, nurse my cup of coffee and look up at MY Life Beyond Reason creation, that sits up on my wall.
What started out as an uncontrollable urge to share with the artist a vision that popped into my head, no that isn’t right, a feeling that blossomed in my heart turned into the gorgeous artwork that I now get to call my own.
I am super privileged to be the very first person to purchase one of Niki’s artworks. I have bought two pieces – Evolution and the Awakening – both speak to my passion for coaching and inspired my business logo and focus.
Niki also created a unique piece especially for my 10-year-old daughter that depicts her 100%.
Thank you Niki for your contribution to art.