Nicolás Lamas


Interaction between two spaces, 2013
rubber ball, wooden board. Dimensions variable


exhibition view of Reference Points at Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (2013)


exhibition view of Reference Points at Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (2013)


Ball, 2013
rubber and felt, 11 x 10 x 4,5 cm



La inconsistencia de lo visible, 2012
print on cotton paper, 50 x 40 cm (each)


Nothing comes from nothing?, 2013
book, 16 x 10 cm

Nothing comes from nothing?, 2013
video projection HD, 6’45” B/W , silent


Partial View (detail), 2013
stone, plastic, glass 153 x 50 x 50 cm


Partial Views, 2012-2013


Geometrization of the word, 2013
print on Hahnemüle paper 51 x 41,6 cm (framed)


Partial Views, 2012-2013


Damnatio memoriae, 2013
series of ten prints on cotton paper, 80 x 65 cm (each)


Layers of Meaning, 2012
projection of digital collages made ​​from photographic documentation of different art exhibitions found on the Internet. Dimensions variable


 Espacio de contingencia, 2012

 all images courtesy the artist (unless stated otherwise)

In his multidimensional work, NICOLÁS LAMAS offers 
set of objects and installations that questions notions of order and chaos, nature and culture, primitive and civilized. His interventions weirdly if elegantly mix rocks, books, sounds, images and references that become actors of an ideological and metaphysical battleground.

Offering the visitor a generous space for his or her own thoughts, the artist combines three-dimensional works and spatial explorations that affect the comprehension of space and its representation as well as the construction of information and its transmission.

My work derives from the interest and mistrust in constructed perceptions, which are considered to belong to a “natural order” and constantly build our notion of truth through a systematized knowledge. Most of my questioning focuses on examining the models associated with scientific research and the constant pursuit of order, measure, and control of the laws that govern the perceptible world. Through different guidelines, I analyze the relationship established between knowledge and power, and how that bond ideologically determines the way we perceive, interpret, and interact with our environment. I am interested in the search for the gaps and cracks generated in specific relations between representation systems and the notion of an objective and indisputable reality. In order to exemplify the perceived inconsistencies, I carefully manipulate images, texts, sounds and other elements that are associated with capturing,  interpreting and transmitting information. Through this, I attempt to somehow put into evidence relativity, malleability, and the level of indetermination in all of which we attempt to comprehend by trying to search for an objective and definite truth. statement by NICOLÁS LAMAS from his website

NICOLÁS LAMAS (b. Lima, 1980) currently lives and works in Gent, Belgium. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and at the School of Fine Arts of the Universitat of Barcelona, where he obtained his degree in 2005. He has participated in various group shows in Peru and abroad.

Good news: Reference Points is currently on view at Meessen de Clercq, Brussels and is running through December 7, 2013.


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