Nina Saunders

Hardback, 2000
Concrete, 90 x 60 x 100 cm

At least we can relax- but not in Nina Saunders’ chair: Hard-back, an armchair delicately cast in concrete, invites us to sit down, but we cannot get comfortable. Moreover the chair isn’t placed inside in the warm, by the fire, but outside in the courtyard. Its medium and context is altered. Since the early nineties, Nina Saunders has conceived and produced works arising out of the subversion of the everyday object. Usually made from upholstery, her sculptures and installations form a kind of trompe l’oeil representation of the domestic reality.

Born in Odense, Denmark in 1958. Lives and works in London. Education: Central St Martin’s London. Public collections in selection: The Arts Council Collection, London, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the Saatchi Collection, London.  Exhibitions in selection; Saatchi Gallery, London, 2003, Aros, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2003, New Art Center, UK 2006, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark 2009, Venice Biennale, Italy 2009.