David Wiseman’s Most Ambitious Show Yet

In advance of his forthcoming solo exhibition at New York’s R & Company, the artist talks us through 15 of his newest, nature-focused pieces.

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Collage Chinoiserie Paneled Room Installation in Plaster and Porcelain

Wiseman created 14 ornamented wall panels for his upcoming exhibition at R & Company in New York. The patterns are inspired by motifs he’s seen on his travels throughout Europe and Asia. “My work has also brought me in touch with the history of decorative arts, which I think was consumed with integrating patterns or natural motifs. Suddenly there’s this conversation with history that occurred, and learning how other cultures adorned interiors with natural motifs inspired me—it’s something that I continue to engage with.”