"Nicolas Deshayes’ sculptural installations use materials such as stainless steel and PVC to embrace the glossy aesthetics of 21st century design. Despite such fascinations, his works maintain a human presence in the forms of glutinously rich, bodily allusions, which engage with materials in ways that distort the ordinary."- Jonathan Viner Gallery
Deshayes states, "I create hybrid sculptures that gather multiple familiar cultural and stylistic references in a way that leads to a strange sense of hyper-materiality." See more;
It was beautiful to see irl Nicolas' Vanille piece in a recent group exhibition at Cell Space Project curated by Attila Fattori. I appreciated to see the texture and relief onto the vacuum-formed plastic, this three-dimensional forms and the bright and glossy aspect reminded me a lot of digital based textures, so the "hyper-materiality" state that Nicolas generates it's pretty good. By the way it was a great exhibition featuring works by several artists I like, there is a review about the exhibition at Rhizome.
Nicolas Deshayes is exhibiting a new work created this year in a group exhibition in London, at Jonathan Viner Gallery until next February 16. More info here.
Annodised aluminium, vacuum-formed plastic
Browns In Full Colour, 2012
Polystyrene, aluminium and powdercoated steel - Annodised aluminium, vacuum-formed plastic.
Vacuum formed plastic, powder coated aluminium, neoprene foam
Vacuum-formed plastic, zinc-plated steel, alumium and neoprene foam