Andy Holden, ‘Utility Jam Jar (Alex as Andy)’, 2014, Spike Island

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

2016
Rowing, 
London,
WHEN U INSTAGRAM MY DEAD BODY, USE WALDEN BUT TAG IT #NOFILTER

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