• Cumulusklein

    Cumulus, 2012

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    Nimbus, 2010

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    Nimbus, 2010

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    Nimbus, 2010

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    Nimbus, 2010

Berndnaut Smilde

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

How is it that the Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde could create a cloud in a room? I can’t tell you, the artist defies categorisation let alone an explanation. Often drawing on a nebulous concept of the “physical presence of transitional spaces,” on one hand Nimbus and Cumulus – the former appearing in the online gallery Probe, the latter (pictured) was visible for mere minutes at HMK {Hotel MariaKapel} earlier this month) are sculptural; no matter how vague, when a physicality is suggested, it occupies that space specifically. On the other, it can only be experienced through documentation and photography but whatever it is, it’s pretty special.


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.