Nicolet Boots

For me the ideal artwork is something to fall in love with. It should be strangely, strongly self-evident in an organic way, meaning this artwork is the only way it could be, the only way it could be made. It has power like a sacred object, something you want to return to again and again. Every time you look at the artwork it gives you something to take with you.





I wrote down a few rules for myself, to read when in the studio, making art, as a reminder for where I want the artwork to go. (It doesn’t mean I achieve this every day, but it is something I aim for ;-)

- Making art should feel like rock-and-roll

- is about now

- Minimalistic, without losing the poetry

- Make the art you need

- Expand beauty
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Vita
Nicolet Boots' latest collection of works is called 'Nomadic Vases'.  Vases are formed out of concrete, fine porcelain-like casting compound and wax. The result are rather vulnerable looking, non-functional vases, with a strong personal character.

Nicolet Boots' figurative sculptures made out of porcelain-like casting compound radiate strength, vulnerability and joy with their large feet and quirky, feeble poses. 

Nicolet Boots loves the tactile quality of art making. Her painting and sculpture skills were formed by numerous art classes, among others, at the College of Art in Edinburgh. She also studied Art Management at the Open University.

She has lived in various European countries among others in Scotland and Austria.
Since 2009 Nicolet Boots lives and works in Munich, Germany. In 2011 her work on paper 'I'll do it anyway' was bought by the Bayerische Staatsgemälde Sammlung. Other works are in private collections in Scotland, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany.
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Exhibitions
2016
'Boots•Austermühle  Austermühle•Boots', Schauraum im Ackermannbogen, Munich, Germany
2013
'Learning to Fly', solo exhibition Munich, Germany
2012
'Good Times', solo exhibition Munich, Germany
'Memories', Gallery Arja Decker, Hohenbrunn, Germany
2010
'I'll do it anyway', 84 Ghz Kulturraum, Munich, Germany
2009
'Verf van Boots, Farbe von Boots' A7, Munich, Germany
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Publications
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Group Exhibitions
2013
Künstler der Galerie -Einblick-, Galerie Arja Decker, Hohenbrunn, Germany
'Bunt und freundlich', projekt D45, Munich, Germany
'auf probe', Galerie Andreas Constantin, Munich, Germany
2012
Juroren Ausstellung, Kunstverein Ebersberg, Germany
'Absolut Female', group show, Arthaus Diessen am Ammersee, Germany
2011
Lucas Cranach exhibition, Kronach, Germany
Jahres Ausstellung Ebersberg, Kunstverein Ebersberg, Germany

before that shows in (a.o)
ArtDepot, Innsbruck, Austria
Nexus Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Compass Gallery, Glasgow,Scotland
Patriothall Gallery Edinburgh,Scotland
Gallerie Joris de waard, Bergen (nh) the Netherlands
Galleri Anna maria, Copenhagen, Denmark
Venus
A woman figure (made from porcelain-like plaster, and colored with pigments) trying to give a modern answer to the classic Venus.
Nicolet Boots, Plaster
Bird Lady
Seen from a low perspective, this woman figure shows herself in a confident pose.
Nicolet Boots, Plaster, Textile
Resilience
'Resilience' from the series 'Nomadic Vases'. Nomadic Vases is a series of work, made by the artist to investigate the basic assumptions of a vase. Formed by hand, deliberately made not being able to hold anything, these vases still represent the shape of a vase. Each is made to represent a mood, to reflect upon.
Nicolet Boots, Plaster, Paper
Skate boarding
Using a pose from skate boarding, this female figurine shows in her body language, a different side of being human
Nicolet Boots, Plaster, Textile
Stay True
'Stay True' from the series 'Nomadic Vases'
Nicolet Boots, Plaster
Wichtigkeit der Leichtigkeit
An almost life size sculpture, a woman figure, holding herself up in an almost impossible balance, fixated on a stand on wheels, she shows a very human condition of fragility and courage at the same time.
Nicolet Boots, Plaster
'journal cups'
An installation of 30 small cups. The cups' first layer is papier-mache, made from the pages of the personal diaries of the artist. Layers of porcelain-like plaster and beeswax do not totally cover up the writing, but let it shine through. The artist personal feelings are not important, our shared universal feelings as human being are center piece in this installation. '30 Cups' is to be seen as the pages of a journal, every day we drink our cup.
Nicolet Boots, Paper, Plaster
'Love'
as part of the 'Nomadic Vases' series, these archaic shaped vases show the strongest bond of all, love.
Nicolet Boots, Concrete


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