Nicolas Baier

Born in 1967 in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
Lives and works in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Often described as a collagiste, Nicolas Baier uses digital imaging technologies to compose photographic images inspired by the places where he lives and the places he passes through during his life. His works can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Harvard Business School’s Schwartz Collection.

Eternity is a sculpture with a commanding presence. Composed of many seamlessly stacked strata, the exterior of this undulating curtain with a mirror finish excludes all technique traces. This mirrored wall hides a message; the word Eternity written in classic cursives. However, since the piece cannot be seen from above, knowledge or even recognition of eternity is adamantly denied. Thus, Baier aims to give form to the boundless mystery of the world, and to the vanity of mankind’s desire to grasp the future.


Nicolas Baier, Eternity, 2014, Stainless steel, 118" x 300" x 102" (300 x 760 x 260 cm). Photo credit: David Wong

Other exhibitions of the artist at Arsenal Contemporary Art