The work of Nikolaj have a particularly read as abstract narratives or stories, which are mostly within a poetic atmosphere. One time in the foreground, then back to the background, but always leaving room for interpretation. In these abstractions is again a certain amount of visible recognizability. His work has a great layering, both in color, matter and in the imagination. Nikolaj has a fascination with structures and textures, which the specific signification is a new reality, often in one continuous movement, but also stilled again. The basis of his paintings is often a spatial framework in which the performance takes place.