Christian Nesler - Andromede M31, 2018 (detail)

Christian Nesler

Abstract Art

November 5, 2020

Christian Nesler is a French contemporary artist whose sculptures can be described as abstract compositions of sea pixels. A lover of the Atlantic coast, he wanders on the beaches of île de Ré, collecting his materials in the form of failed trawlers. After bringing the material to his workshop, he cuts the hulls with a chainsaw, transforming them into regular squares, thus the name "sea pixels". These pieces are then assembled into abstract compositions where materials and colors create singular atmospheres. One can wonder what is Christian Nesler exactly creating – are his works sculptured paintings, wooden photos, marquetry, or something entirely else? Whatever the case may be, it is certain that his works are unique.

Featured image: Christian Nesler - Andromede M31, 2018 (detail). Wood on panel. 102 x 102 x 3 cm. 40.2 x 40.2 x 1.2 in. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galerie Art Jingle