Biography
Anders Holen’s sculptures are complex creatures, evoking poetic and enigmatic narratives - often characterized by their brutal expression in contrast with the delicate and fragile material and their 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.

⁠Anders Holen (b. 1986) lives and works in Oslo. Holen is educated at the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and works with sculpture and installation. His work has been shown at institutions such as Kunstnerforbundet (2019), Astrup Fearnley Museum (2019), Peder Balke Museum (2018), Kristiansand Kunsthall (2017), Giorgio Galotti Turin (2017), Vigeland Museum during the 9th Sculpture Biennale (2017), Entree Bergen (2016), Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (2016), Kunsthall Oslo (2015), Helper Project New York (2014), Bureau New York (2013).
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