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Nicole Kiersz

Nicole Kiersz Weaver
Contact
German, English, Polish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 17639131752
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Artistic research

  • • Nicole experiments with translating the sky into fabric
  • • Her work examines anthropological to botanical environments
  • • She bought her first loom with prize money from a competition

Nicole Kiersz is a textile artist from Hamburg. Although she gained a master's degree in textile design, she decided not to work in the industry. Nicole describes her studies at the HAW as being craft-focused. There she became intrigued by the loom and she decided to learn more. The desire to produce her own fabrics forced Nicole to learn increasingly complex techniques so she could experiment with haptics and optics. Nicole's woven pieces are inviting to touch, not least because of the superior quality materials that she chooses. In her free work, she explores the facts and aspects of different environments in greater detail. Among other things, she studies the colours and shapes of places in nature and frequently even uses a microscope to gain a new perspective on objects, which she then translates in her weaving.

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Works

  • ©Nicole Kiersz
  • ©Nicole Kiersz
  • ©Nicole Kiersz
  • ©Nicole Kiersz
  • ©Nicole Kiersz
Photo: ©Nicole Kiersz
DAX-Crash

The delicate rectangular woven textile work with the Lancé technique appears in the colours of ross and dark blue. The irregular pattern results from the translation of the DAX index (20th - 24th March 2020) into a digital file which is handwoven on computer dobby loom.

Length 24.5 cm
Width 21 cm

Photo: ©Nicole Kiersz
Corolla, material and colour study, side A

The delicate and rectangular woven sample with the technique of lancé appears in the colours of poison green, rosé and orange. The irregular pattern results from the translation of a hand drawn tulip petal vein into a digital file which is handwoven on computer dobby loom.

Length 29 cm
Width 14.5 cm

Photo: ©Nicole Kiersz
Corolla, side B

The delicate rectangular woven sample with the Lancé technique appears in the colours of poison green, rose, orange with two red stripes. The irregular pattern results from the translation of a hand drawn tulip petal vein into a digital file which is handwoven on computer dobby loom.

Length 29 cm
Width 14.5 cm

Photo: ©Nicole Kiersz
DAX-Crash

The delicate rectangular woven textile work with the Lancé technique appears in the colours of deep red and a gradient from blue to yellow. The irregular pattern results from the translation of the DAX index (24th February 2022) into a digital file which is handwoven on computer dobby loom.

Length 30 cm
Width 39 cm

Photo: ©Nicole Kiersz
Neue Einheit

The stiff rectangular woven textile work made with the Lancé technique appears in the colours of red and white.The irregular red pattern results due to the physical properties of the fishing line. After weaving, the fishing line contracts, leaving an irregular and uncontrollable pattern of lines and waves.

Length 25 cm
Width 23 cm

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