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Nic Hess Art

b. 1968

Nic Hess, born in1968 in Zurich, where he also lives and works, studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the University of the Arts, Berlin. He got mainly known for his expansive installations and wall collages made of tapes and foils. With these, he deconstructed signs (logos) and symbols from the worlds of business and art history. Alfa Romeo and Juventus is a work for which he transferred his earlier ideas of playing with and deconstructing logos and symbols to a lightbox. We see and recognize several elements, depending on our knowledge of the world of the economic brands as well as of other fields. As has become clear, we recognize a lot of different elements. However, it is not Nic Hess’s intention to animate us to an interpretation of an allegedly readable narration. On the contrary, he is deconstructing the idea of such a total understanding. And the symbols and signs, logos, and images, that we do or do not recognize, are rather reduced to their esthetic value as elements of a composition as a whole. We can either just enjoy the fun of deciphering (and not understanding) such a composition. We can also, on the other side, understand this playing around with signs and symbols as a criticism of the inundation with signs that we are experiencing in our everyday life. Technically, Hess has executed this work with overhead transparencies and adhesive foils. These are directly collaged on the semi-transparent white surface within the lightbox. Hess is used to these materials because he is employing them in his large-scale installations. Hess looks back to a long career and a very large number of institutional solo-shows.

(Biography provided by Philipp von Rosen Galerie)
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Alfa Romeo and Juventus / light box, neon, advertising, deconstruction, nike
By Nic Hess
Located in Cologne, DE
Nic Hess (*1968 in Zurich, where he also lives and works) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the University of the Arts, Berlin. He got mainly known for his...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nic Hess Art

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Der Moment
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"Frightened Girl" / Collage, Roy Liechtenstein, Pop Art, Cubism, books, red
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Located in Cologne, DE
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"Uhu Schuhu" / Collage with cut-outs from Magritte-reproductions, appropriation
By Nic Hess
Located in Cologne, DE
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