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About Carsten Nicolai

Sound and visual artist Carsten Nicolai is best known for his use of the moiré effect, once considered an undesirable side effect of printing, which results when a pattern is superimposed atop another pattern to give it a wavy or rippled texture. Like visual renderings of sound, Nicolai uses line, light, shadow, and air to create works that challenge and enhance perception and lend two-dimensional images the impression of three-dimensionality. Nicolai’s installation moire glass (2010) features six vertical panes of rotating glass, each printed with a different pattern, inviting viewers to participate in the effect of optical variations.

German, b. 1965, Chemnitz, Germany, based in Berlin and Chemnitz

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
CARSTEN NICOLAI: unidisplay, Copenhagen Contemporary
2016
Carsten Nicolai: reflektor distortion, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin

Group Shows on Artsy

2013
Analog, Group Show, Blain | Southern