For Market Art Fair in Stockholm this year, we're proud to present a solo presentation of works by the Norwegian artist Anders Holen.
Anders Holen (b.1986) is a Norwegian artist who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. His sculptures are complex creatures, evoking poetic and enigmatic narratives. Casts of gaping mouths held open by a dentist tool forcing the lips apart, are characterized by their brutal expression in contrast with the delicate and fragile material and its fine, glazed surface. The fragmented, assembled bodily parts and the emphasis on the material, puts Holen’s work in a modern practice of abstraction, while still pointing towards a more classical tradition. By exploring elements such as the it and the self in different compositions, his work erases the distinction between the subject and the object.