Garrett Nelson

Garrett Nelson (*1982) USA, CH lives and works in Zürich. He completed his BA in Fine Arts at Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art and a BA in History of Art at Indiana University. He completed a Master of Contemporary Art Practice at the Hochschule der Künste Bern.

My work focuses on reference systems and their subversive implementations. I’m largely influenced by American culture and high/low culture divisions of intellect, academics and art. My art is often reflective of experience in an explicative and imitative expression. I have recently turned to narrative fiction film making and have written and directed two shorts in 2012 and 2013 in Switzerland and Mexico. I am from Indiana and lived in London as a young person. I studied Fine Arts in the USA and in Switzerland. I have been engaged in academic research in the fields of material and culture. I work collaboratively and collectively as well as alone.

Water, 2014, inkjet, spray paint; A4

Reproduction, 2014 inkjet, spray paint; A4