Yves Scherer, ‘Emma (Jade)’, 2015, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2015

In recent work, Yves Scherer transforms gallery spaces into dream-like, romanticized worlds that feature digitally modeled sculptures of actress Emma Watson amongst paparazzi shots and YouTube videos. Interested in the conflation of public and private life, Scherer creates an intimate environment that represents the invasive and imaginative possibilities of the modern era. Scherer has recently exhibited at ExoExo, Paris; Carl Kostyal, London; and Art Parcours, Basel.

Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Swiss Institute, NY

About Yves Scherer

The sculpture, installation, and mixed-media works of Post-internet artist Yves Scherer bring themes from digital culture to three dimensions, combining household materials with online imagery and interfaces. Focusing on the porous boundaries between media, virtual space, and everyday life, his series “Closer” examines the fictional realities of celebrity, digitally reconstructing the nude figure of actress Emma Watson to cyborg-like effects. Interested in surfaces and screens, Scherer often uses tatami mats as part of his works—a reference to the artist’s own living habits and typical of this form of contemporary Arte Povera.

Swiss, b. 1987, Solothurn, Switzerland, based in New York, New York