My art practise involves the investigation and research into materiality, materialization and the agency of things. I am particularly interested in the history of material and objects and the prescribed role they play within our society and our built social constructs. How they form our everyday and dictate our lives in so many ways. I want to break these often ambiguous yet assumed to be ‘necessary functions’, set them free if you will, and make obvious the importance of what we so often fail to see. I am searching for these often-contradictory themes as a starting point, to identify what they are and distort them. My work attempts to transfer fixed notions of this kind of basic usage and utilization; through installation, spatial intervention and sculpture, and to expand the idea of the pure essence of material, value, of matter, and the agency of things.
‘The superfluous flows over, that is, it flows to points which are far removed from its origin but to which it still remains tied: around the precinct of mere necessity, it lays a vaster precinct which, in principle, is limitless. According to the very idea, the superfluous contains no measure. The free and princely character of our being increases in the structure, such as is laid down by necessity, imposes any limiting norm upon it.’ (Georg Simmel)
Apart from my own art practise I curate group exhibitions. Within this role I want to champion great artists that deserve a platform to show their work. An art community with collective ideas is very important for art to become an influential part of our everyday.
PHOTO BY: Stefan Freund (2022)