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Nick Mauss

Nick Mauss

Born in 1980,  (United States )

Lives and works between New York and Berlin 

Drawing is a central theme and plays a dominant role in Nick Mauss’ work. Using a multi-disciplinary practice, the artist explores the potential of drawing and reinvents its possible forms by combining it with other media such as painting, sculpture, video, performance, books, and poetry.

Straddling abstraction and figuration, his works produce poetic, dreamlike images characterized by a state of perpetual vagueness—the artist favors unfinished figures and ambiguous forms. Fine, light drawings—executed in black or color—with hinted features, stippling, projections and crosshatched flat or hazy colors join and overlap to bring forth fragmented silhouettes and undefined patterns.


Mauss, Nick. Reversible surface. New York : 303inprint, 2017.

Ribas, Joao ; Mauss, Nick. Nick Mauss : intricate others [exhibition, Porto, Serralves Museum of Contemporary art, from 22 june to 24 september 2017]. Porto ; Milan : Museu de arte contemporanea de Serralves ; Mousse publishing, 2017. 9789727393527

Mauss, Nick, Eichwald, Michaela. Nick Mauss : come and interrupt me [exposition, Minneapolis, Perforations, September 16th - November 5th, 2011]. Minneapolis : Midway Contemporary Art, 2011. 978-0-9768664-6-6

Chaimowicz, Marc-Camille ; Dakić, Danica ; Dellsperger, Brice ; Mauss, Nick ; Prouvost, Laure, Farronato, Milovan ; Holert, Tom ; Soyer, Carine ; Roman, Mathilde ; Bernasconi, Célia. Portraits d'intérieurs [exposition, Villa Sauber, Monaco, 10 juillet 2014 - 18 janvier 2015]. Milan ; Monaco : Mousse publishing ; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2014. 2-9547139-3-3 




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