Mike Nelson

Structural artist


Mike Nelson was born in Loughborough in 1967, now he lives and works in London. Mike Nelson is known for complex large scale installations created by layering elements drawn from literature, cinema, cultural and social symbols, evoking a sense of unreality suspended between mystery and marginality. Spaces, both in Museums and galleries, as well as off site redundant buildings, are each time radically transformed by architectural interventions. The effect is that of totally altering their original perception, and involving the visitor in the physical experience of a place that amplifies the concept of sculpture through the construction of labyrinthine sequences of rooms and the presence of disparate objects that lead to multiple associations and interpretations.