PROJECT B. The art of transformation

The cusp of perfection and imperfection in the theme of the work of artist Nicolette Bénard. This is a theme one finds in her jewellery as well as in her latest project ‘Project B’, a series of wall objects in plexiglass.

In Project B. Nicolette investigates a doll position as an icon of beauty – the sum of the perfect, indulgent women – and asks: is it ideal beauty or false idealism?

Project B. is in a borderland between being adorable and absurd, being quite foreign and quite recognizable at the same time; because behind the balls of fabric, under the all-absorbing flowers and behind what looks like cement with nails in, we can still see a doll’s fastidious hands and the elegant legs stick out.

A doll does however, form the ideal object to re-shape and re-imagine. With a wink and a healthy dose of humor, Nicolette works on her dolls and transforms them to…..yes, to what exactly?

To beautify artfully

Nicolette is a visual artist and jewellery art designer born in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Dutch technical professional school for Silver, Goldsmiths and Design based in Schoonhoven (NL).

Her work have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Australia, United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. Nicolette has several design awards to her name.