Nicolas Deshayes

Nicolas Deshayes

Filth Takes Off its Shirt (2015)

Nicolas Deshayes’ sculptures use materials such as anodised aluminium and vacuum formed plastic to embrace the glossy aesthetics of 21st century design. Despite their emphasis on slick industrial surfaces and physicality, Deshayes’ works maintain a human presence in the form of glutinously rich, bodily allusions, engaging with the materials in ways that distort the ordinary. For Studio_Leigh, Deshayes has made a series of warming sculptures; a heated depiction of a bodily organ produced in a similar fashion to a home radiator. It plumbs into any water fuelled central heating system becoming part of a domestic network.

Nicolas Deshayes (b.1983, France) lives and works in London. Selected Exhbitions: Becoming Soil, Jonathan Viner (2015); Pool, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2014); Geographies of Contamination, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2014); Snails (solo), Brand New Gallery, Milan (2013); ###i/i### Frutta Gallery, Rome (2013); Out of Memory, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2013); New Order, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013); Slugs (solo), Jonathan Viner, Liste 17, Basel (2012); Vanille, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris (2012); Autumn (solo), Clockwork Gallery, Berlin (2011); The Shape We’re In, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2011); Keep Floors and Passages Clear, White Columns, New York (2011); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse, Manchester and A Foundation, London (2010).

Nicolas Deshayes

Filth Takes Off its Shirt (2015)

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210 cm x 150 cm
Jesmonite, flexible heating pipes, plywood, valves, thermostat

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