Nel-14512

NEL-14512

1986

Belgium


Futur Proche / Not so Distant Future


25x19x19

Lacquer / Polymer / Aerograph

2016

NEL-14512 (Belgium)


Born in Etterbeek (Belgium) in 1986, Nel-14512 is a Belgian symbolist-surrealist sculptor.


Her body of work is born out of the inventive blending of a figurative style tainted by pop art with the deconstruction of the French language. At first sight, the viewer discovers works that play with expressions and their mental projections to perpetually oscillate between the symbolism of a concept and its literal representation.


What is the meaning of an image? Must it be one with its explanation? Thus being one with its title? Following this very interrogation and this play on signifying and signified, Nel-14512’s work undeniably adopts the visual style of surrealism, with the same attention to detail and resemblance, but her own use of language does not translate into an absence of link between the word and the image. It is quite the opposite, for her sculptures dive deeper into the meaning of their title, gracefully exhausting its symbolic meaning.


Nel-14512’s technical and documentary research all aim at creating a visual shock resulting from the juxtaposition of images, words and objects, whereby she expresses herself almost philosophically, shamelessly shaking some of our core beliefs.


Le Cercle Vicieux

NEL-14512

1986

Belgium


Le Cercle Vicieux / The Vicious Circle


55x35

Lacquer / Polymer / Aerograph

2016

Futur Proche
Accoupler le Souffle

NEL-14512

1986

Belgium


Accoupler le Souffle / Breath Taking


20x25x17.5 (Edition of 7 Variations)

Polymer / Epoxy / Wash

2018


Fruit de la Passion

NEL-14512

1986

Belgium


Fruit de la Passion / Passion Fruit


45x30x30

Lacquer / Polymer / Aerograph

2016