Nicky Broekhuysen works with binary numbers 1 and 0 hand stamped on to paper, objects and installation spaces. “The binary numbers represent data. Everything in life and nature gives off some form of data in a complex world of information and meaning. “My work uses this binary data as a metaphorical language for potential and change with in an environment of chaos and order. I shift the numbers in and out of structures and forms forever adapting and evolving them away from fixed states. With in the binary numbers lies an endless potential of meaning and form which exists beyond time, filled with past, present and future potentials.”
Nicky Broekhuysen was born in 1981 in South Africa. At the age of 13 her family moved to New Zealand where she completed her studies. In 2004 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Auckland University. For the next 2.5 years she based herself in Shanghai, China followed by a move to Berlin in 2008 where she currently lives and continues to exhibit.