Eva Nielsen explores the combination of landscapes inspired by old Masters paintings and architectural elements gleaned from the urban periphery. Bringing together silkscreening and painting, with a contemporary art heritage from figures such as Ed Ruscha and Sigmar Polke, she creates utopian landscape outside of a particular time or place. These brutalist-influenced architectures testify to a hypermodernity in deserted landscapes.
Eva Nielsen (b. 1983, Les Lilas, France) is a French-Danish artist. She received her MA with honors from the School of Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2009 and the Socrate grant to study at Central Saint Martins (2008). Her work has been exhibited at public institutions including MAC VAL, France; MMOMA, Moscow; Abbaye Saint André, France; Plataforma Revolver, Portugal; Perm Museum, Russia; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark; Palais Pisztory, Bratislava. Gallery exhibitions include Dominique Fiat, Paris; The Pill, Istanbul; Jousse Entreprise Gallery, Paris; Selma Feriani, London. Eva Nielsen was the 2009 recipient of the Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts Prize, in 2014 of the Art Collector Prize, and short-listed for the Aware prize for women artists. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, Artforum, Telerama, Art Press, Kunstbeeld, Le Monde and Time Out. Her work is featured in numerous public collections including the MAC VAL, FMAC, Museum of Rochechouart, CNAP, Fiminco Foundation.
Eva Nielsen is represented by Jousse Entreprise (Paris), The Pill (Istanbul), Selma Feriani (Tunis/London).