Artist Nic Courdy only started exploring the multimedia medium two years ago as a way to assemble his visual ideas in a much quicker way than with drawing and painting. Since then, he has crafted a signature style that he calls “compilation aesthetics,” which has captured the attention of Gucci’s Alessandro Michele who invited him to create an exclusive piece for the Gucci Gram project.

Courdy’s work juxtaposes great old masters with contemporary references, combining animated elements and videos to bring each piece to life. “I was intrigued after reading about Richard Prince and his appropriation works, but rather than just appropriating, I started employing something I call ‘compilation aesthetics,’” he says. “This differs from pure appropriation as it just appropriates a piece of something else and uses it in a bigger picture with an entirely different narrative.”