Andy Holden, ‘Modern Art’, 2016, Rowing

Modern Art... is a collaborative work comprising a Twitter message by Steve Roggenbuck painted in dark and light blue Helvetica text by Andy Holden onto a found canvas of a miniature poodle by Nanna.

Signature: This work comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Rowing, London, UK

About Andy Holden

Andy Holden’s multidisciplinary work incorporates a variety of media, including plaster, bronze, ceramics, music, performance, and large-scale sculpture. Heavily involved in the British art movement known as MI!MS (Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity), he forces these opposites to engage with one another in a systematic recreation of the bedrooms, cafes, and interiors in which the group developed their aesthetic ideas, alongside films, recordings of a children’s choir, and other such juxtapositions of the conventional and the ironic. “We live in an age of irony in mourning for sincerity!,” the MI!MS manifesto states. “We should not be cynical about the emotions in our work—we are simply cynical about the means we have to express that emotion.” Holden’s large-scale sculptural works are more personal and idiosyncratic, exploring ideas of memory and guilt.

British, b. 1982, Blunham, United Kingdom

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2017, Future Generation Art Prize, Venice
2017
Future Generation Art Prize 2017, Future Generation Art Prize, Kyiv
2016
SECRET SURFACE – Where meaning materializes, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

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