Emphasising the surface and textures of materials such as lacquer and polish, Nicole Wermers makes collages and sculptures inspired by an interest in architecture, photography, and everyday objects. With direct reference to consumer goods and luxury products and the awkward and precarious status of the object, Wermers considers how surface, decoration and design relate to the desires projected onto them by individuals.
She has had solo exhibitions at Herald St in London, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Aspen Art Museum, and site-specific sculptures at Camden Arts Centre in London, and Tate Britain in London. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Salzburger Kunstverein, Secession in Vienna, Photographers Gallery in London, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) in Rome, Hayward Gallery in London, and Kölnischer Kunstverein. She was a 2015 Turner Prize nominee.
Courtesy of Zabludowicz Collection