Nicolas Garner is a visual artist and designer based in Paris. He graduated with a master’s degree in Art Direction at ECAL. His transdisciplinary practice is characterized by a significant interest in the decompartmentalization of the creative mediums and rigorous approach to research and experimentation. He works in the fields of art, image-making and creative direction as part of self-initiated projects or collaborations.
In his series Hyperreality and Genesis 1:27, which have been exhibited as installations, Nicolas treads the thin line between photography and CGI. In both bodies of work he is “challenging our trust of digitally constructed imagery in the context of our post-photographic era.” His glossy images of the human form blur the boundaries between realness and falseness by appearing at once too slick to be photos but also too realistic not to be. “What I find fascinating in the digital representation of the body, is that it is vain by essence. It’s very legitimate to wonder about the relevance of the use of these technologies in the quest for a faithful representation,” he explains.