Work from his oeuvre.
“Nicolai combines art with observations on markets and materialism, with memories and archive material, with relational aesthetics, and with scenes from everyday life. He creates artificial landscapes and urban scenes, augments consumer goods into gargantuan items, and works with distorted advertising art. Thus, familiar images are put in new situations again and again.
Repetition is an important motif which appears in his works continuously. He focuses his interest on the repetitiveness of images from our memory and our subconscious. Nicolai often integrates scientific findings into his concepts. His fascination with mathematical models, universal algorithms, symbolism, and regular patterns can be seen in many of his installations.” – Nymphenburg