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Nicolas Deshayes – Swans

Art | December 24, 2018 |

Nicolas Deshayes - SwansImage courtesy of Modern Art

Nicolas Deshayes – Swans
Modern Art – London
January 12 – February 16, 2019

Modern Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Nicolas Deshayes entitled Swans. This is his second solo exhibition with Modern Art. Working primarily with various methods of industrial casting, Nicolas Deshayes‘s sculptures tend to be hard, made from materials such as plastic, ceramic, vitreous enamel, aluminium or cast iron. Formally, however, his works reference soft, moving and malleable things; things that are alive and functioning. Recent works have operated as working metal radiators that pump water around a room, or water fountains in public ponds, while being formally suggestive of the interior of a body.

Nicolas Deshayes - SwansImage courtesy of Modern Art

Deshayes is concerned with turning the inside out. Plumbing systems that are usually hidden, both of the body – intestines, bowels - but also of the domestic and civic environment that carries its waste and keeps it clean, are central to his work. Swans, Deshayes’s exhibition at Modern Art, is comprised of new sculptures made from glazed earthenware, fabricated using a slip-casting process in Veneto, Italy.

Nicolas Deshayes - SwansImage courtesy of Modern Art

Deshayes‘s new works are reminiscent of traditional domestic washbasins in their forms and colouring, but they are also variably abstract and painterly, each with their own composition. Like vessels turned inside out, or bulging body parts, Deshayes’s sculptures in Swans play with positive and negative space, their proportions and smooth textures evoking the underbelly of a swan, hidden beneath the surface as it moves across glossy water.

more. www.modernart.net

Nicolas Deshayes - SwansImage courtesy of Modern Art

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