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Nick Boismenu

Artist Statement

“My work initiates dialogue, urging viewers to critically analyze.” Drawing from Duchamp, I extend his concept to utilitarian ceramics, crafting sculptures with elevated significance. Challenging conventions, I invite exploration of form, function, and meaning.

“My work initiates dialogue, urging viewers to critically analyze,” says Boismenu. “My assemblages fuel contemplation, revealing art’s transformative potential. Through craft and concept, join me in artistic inquiry.”

Artist Bio

Nick Boismenu was born on December 18, 1987 in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Lexington, SC. His artistic practice revolves around the transformation of everyday materials into thought-provoking compositions, encapsulating the essence of craft as a form of art. He believes that art is more than just an arrangement of elements; it is a conduit for conceptual exploration, an invitation to engage in critical analysis.

“Imagine a styrofoam cup resting idly on a countertop. It often goes unnoticed, taken for granted in its mundane context. However, when that very cup is placed on a pedestal or within the hallowed halls of a museum, a shift occurs. Suddenly, it demands attention, elicits curiosity, and prompts contemplation,” says Boismenu. “This metamorphosis lies at the heart of my artistic philosophy — the ability of art to transcend its origin and catalyze introspection”.

His work seeks to initiate a dialogue with viewers, urging them to embark on a journey of critical analysis. Drawing inspiration from Marcel Duchamp’s groundbreaking exploration of found objects, he extends this concept by carefully orchestrating the assembly of utilitarian ceramics. Through minimal alterations and strategic placement, He transforms these objects into sculptures, imbuing them with an elevated significance as art forms.

Boismenu introduces an additional layer of inquiry by mounting pieces on walls. This intentional act of positioning propels the viewer to reconsider the spatial and contextual aspects of the artwork. By challenging conventional modes of presentation, he invites the audience to delve into the interplay between form, function, and meaning.

Ultimately, his assemblages serve as vessels for contemplation, encouraging viewers to delve beyond the surface and embrace the transformative potential of art. In this fusion of craft and conceptual exploration, his work invites you to journey with him into the realm of artistic inquiry.

 

 

Correlation

Year: 2019

Medium: Stoneware

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II

Exhaustion

Year: 2018

Medium: Stoneware

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II

Rai Stone

Year: 2018

Medium: Stoneware

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II