Nicholas Mangan

Nicholas Mangan

Geelong, Victoria 1979 Live and work in the city of Melburne.

Mangan remembers having disarmed objects with the intention of understanding them and then reassembling the objects even if he did not return them to their original state.

Alerted by both history and science Nicholas Mangan is a multidisciplinary artist known for interrogating narratives integrated into a wide range of objects. With a great interest in the processes of formation of meaning, culture and natural phenomenax Mangan creates drawings, assemblies, sculptures and disconcerting installations. His work addresses a wide range of issues, including the current impacts of colonialism, the tense relationship of humanity with the natural environment, contemporary consumer cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.

A World Undone (Still 1) | Photographic print | 40.5 x 69.5 cm | 2012

A World Undone (Still 1) | Photographic print | 40.5 x 69.5 cm | 2012

A World Undone [Protolith] | Zircone, glass, metal, film on HD colour, silent, loop | 150 x 90 x 3 cm | 2012

A World Undone [Protolith] | Zircone, glass, metal, film on HD colour, silent, loop | 150 x 90 x 3 cm | 2012

«His work revolves around unfolding stories and possible narratives that involve specific sites and his research explores the unstable relationship between culture and nature.»

His work revolves around unfolding stories and possible narratives that involve specific sites and his research explores the unstable relationship between culture and nature, evidencing the flow of material, energy and ideologies that are produced by the tension between these fields. A tropical mine in a state of conflict, a nation-island in bankruptcy, a geological sample of the earliest crust, souvenirs for forgotten tourists and the remains of a demolished architectural icon, are the material of this process of dissection and reconfiguration.

Termite Economies Phase 3 | 2020

Termite Economies Phase 3 | 2020

Termite Economies Phase 3 | 2020

Termite Economies Phase 3 | 2020

Dowiyogo´s Ancient Coral Coffee Table | Coral Limestone from the island of Nauru | 120 x 80 x 45 cm | 2009

Dowiyogo´s Ancient Coral Coffee Table | Coral Limestone from the island of Nauru | 120 x 80 x 45 cm | 2009

WERETHINGS | Galería Plan B | 2019

WERETHINGS | Galería Plan B | 2019

Matter Over Mind | C Print en papel de algodón | 69 x 103 cm | 2012

Matter Over Mind | C Print in cotton paper | 69 x 103 cm | 2012

Southwest stone

A1 Southwest Stone | C-print | 90 x 90 cm | 2008

Ancient Lights | Color HD, audio, loop | 2015

Ancient Lights | Color HD, audio, loop | 2015

Ancient Lights | Color HD, audio, loop | 2015

Ancient Lights | Color HD, audio, loop | 2015

Talk About the Weather | Impresión Glicée | 45 x 57.5 cm | 2010

Talk About the Weather | Impresión Glicée | 45 x 57.5 cm | 2010

Talk About the Weather | Impresión Glicée | 45 x 57.5 cm | 2010

Talk About the Weather | Impresión Glicée | 45 x 57.5 cm | 2010