Andrea Nhuch - Untitled

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Andrea Nhuch - Untitled

800.00

Andrea Nhuch

Untitled, 2017

Mixed media: plaster and cement

10” x 8” x 3.5”

$800

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BIO

Andrea Nhuch is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works with sculptural installations and paintings. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and now lives and works in Miami. Solo shows include: Embrace, Diorama Project curated by Locust Projects for Tilia Venture at the Alfred I. DuPont Building, Miami, FL (2015) and Superficies, tc: temporary contemporary curated by the Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL (2014). Group shows include: Fancy Nasty, Build Crew, Miami, FL (2015), NADA with Locust Projects (2014, 2013), Irreversible Art Wynwood Art Fair Site Specific Project, Miami, Florida (2013), Sixth All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida (2013), Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC (2011). Nhuch studied Combined Media, Assemblage and Art in Three Dimensions at the Art Students League in NYC with Bruce Dorfman. She received a Bachelors of Science from Ithaca College (1996) and a Masters in Cosmetics and Fragrance from the Fashion Institute of Technology (2008).

ARTIST STATEMENT

Materiality, process and transformation define my practice. I explore themes of authenticity and perception by transforming pedestrian materials that normally perform utilitarian tasks into abstract objects. In this process, I create a thought-provoking contrast between objects and their outward appearances. My experimentation with inflatable plastic—the industrial terminology for bubble wrap—is an integral part of this exploration.  Normally used to protect valuable objects, here I subvert this quality and instead the bubble wrap sculptures point both outward with their glitzy exoskeletons and inward, making viewers aware of their vacuous insides, which contain nothing but air.