Nicolas Fleming (b. 1979, Canada), is a Toronto-based visual artist. Fleming’s sculptural work is often based on manufactured utilitarian objects with varied significance in his daily life or of notable influence to his artistic practice. Depriving the common object of its functional purpose modifies the habitual behaviour between it and a person. The viewer is, sometimes deceptively, relegated to observe or witness the presence of a familiar shape with a transformed aesthetic.
At the residency Fleming was developing project options for a solo exhibition at Centre CLARK in Montreal (CA). His intent is to combine the spatial organisation from previous projects and experiences, which will culminate in an immersive architectural installation occupied by his sculptures. During his residency at Rupert, he was also producing hand-painted drywall replicas of books which have a significant influence on his practice. These sculptures might become part of the aforementioned upcoming exhibition.