The works he will show during Collect are influenced by classical ceramics, architecture and nature. ‘There will be traditional vessel forms but rather than being perfectly structured
or idealised, they will have elements of distortion, collapse and ruin to them –
some intentional and some accidental.’
Downey adds: ‘Two years later, Nico is
still a contradiction. Not only does he build and programme computers, he is able to
use his technical prowess to execute his creative vision and create highly personal and technically ambitious ceramic sculpture.’
Collect 2021 is now live on Artsy.net, with works on view and commissions available until 24 March. Explore more Collect maker profiles online and follow the action on Instagram at @collectartfair.