Nicolas Deshayes

Untitled, 2012


Risograph on paper
42 x 29.7 cm
Edition of 80
Signed and numbered by the artist

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About the artwork

Nicolas Deshayes’ sculptures use materials such as annodised aluminium and vacuum formed plastic to embrace the aesthetics of 21st century design. Despite their emphasis on slick industrial surfaces and physicality, Deshayes' works maintain a human presence in the form of glutinously rich, bodily allusions, engaging with the materials in ways that distort the ordinary.

About the artist

Nicolas Deshayes’ (b. 1983) lives and works in London. Group exhibitions include: British Art Show 8, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2016); That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 - Today, Tate St Ives (2016); Production Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); A pudding that endless screw agglomerates, Polish Institute, Berlin (2016); and Use/User/Used, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2016).

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.