2009/07/04

Cheki: Hammer Museum


(1st, 2nd, and 3rd from left) Nic Hess, Automatic Crash Response. Mixed-media tape drawing installation, 2009
(4th from left) Environmental design outside Billy Wilder Theater
(5th from left) View of an adjacent building from the courtyard of the Hammer


Swiss artist Nic Hess is known for his inventive wall works composed almost entirely of masking tape. Mixing drawing, bright colors and icons from a variety of sources, Hess makes us reevaluate our understanding of familiar signs in consumer culture. In his elaborate compositions he draws new connections and weaves a loose narrative of worlds colliding and visions exploding. (Read more from Robert Summers essay here)

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