Garbage bags, honeycomb papers and children's toys and just some of the everyday objects media artist Nils Völker turns into breath-taking volumetric structures and installations. He models the light- and fragile-looking surfaces of his artworks with the help of electronics and programming: immaterial forms turn into organic- and wave-like motion. His installations are always site-specific.
Nils Völker lives and works in Berlin. After studying Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, he has dedicated himself to media art and physical computing since 2010.
Through shadow casts, reflections and the rustling of the plastic foils or the quiet humming of the hidden fans and motors, the fluid and fleeting surfaces of the media art installations often grow far into the exhibition space. The dynamic structures of the artworks appeal to several of the viewer’s senses and enable him to immerse himself contemplatively.
His installations have already been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions. Certain artworks can be found in public collections in Germany, Asia and the Netherlands.
He is known, among others, for his Fuchsia, Orange and Royal Blue installation – created for the M.A.D gallery in Belgium, en série – his first monographic exhibition in France – and Plants and Plastics exhibited at DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Hörstel in Germany.