Visit the Royal Society of Sculptors this Chelsea Fringe to see Jacques Nimki's brand new installation that teaches us to appreciate the most fundamental and hidden aspects of the natural world.
Jacques Nimki (b. 1958) Florilegium SW7 2023 Perspex, soil, turf, wild flowers and artificial plants
Jacques Nimki’s Florilegium SW7 is a contemporary version of historical books of botanical drawings recording rare and exotic plants. The word comes from the Latin flos and legere: literally a gathering of flowers. The artist’s installation draws our attention to the soil rather than the flowers that need it to flourish. Soil, which is easy to overlook, is a complex organo-mineral. It plays a fundamental role in sustaining plant life. Nimki's work prompts us to look again at the natural world, whether hidden beneath the pavement or in plain sight.
LocationRoyal Society of Sculptors
Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3RA, UK