Nicolas Baier

Petits riens, 2002

Artist
Nicolas Baier
Title
Petits riens
Dimensions and medium
Digital print mounted on Dibond, 1/2, 394.5 × 395 cm
Origin
Gift of the artist
Artwork description
At first glance, Nicolas Baier’s monumental piece Petits riens resembles a large abstract painting. Hundreds of familiar domestic objects, each photographed and digitally manipulated, float across the surface to create the impression of an all-over painting. Tangled in a tight network, the objects can be read as purely abstract coloured shapes. Through a process of digital collage and montage, Baier subverts reality by blurring the boundary between painting and the photographic image.

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