Carsten Höller, ‘Giant Triple Mushroom’, 2014, CFHILL
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Carsten Höller

Giant Triple Mushroom, 2014

Polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, filler, stainless steel, rigid urethane plastic
49 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 45 1/2 in
125.7 × 125.7 × 115.6 cm
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Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan
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CFHILL
Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan

The artist singles the Fly Agaric, or Toadstool, out as a core bearer of meaning, or symbol. Its …

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Carsten Höller
Belgian, b. 1961
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Using his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, Carsten Höller's primary concerns relate to the nature of human perception and self-exploration. He has undertaken many projects that invite viewer participation and interaction while questioning human behavior, perception, and logic. His “laboratory of doubt,” embodied in objects ranging from carousels and slippery slides to upside-down goggles, often contains playful, hallucinatory or darkly humorous overtones in order to provoke experience and reflection. With his photographic prints of Ferris Wheels, merry-go-rounds, and roller coasters where the colors have been 'displaced' so as to create images that refuse to register; or his "flicker films" shot from multiple perspectives and projected sequentially to create a sense of movement; or a crop of magic mushrooms hanging upside-down from the ceiling, Höller aims to disorient and by doing so, stimulate precognitive moments of pure sensation.

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The artist singles the Fly Agaric, or Toadstool, out as a core bearer of meaning, or symbol. Its bright red colour and its decorative spots give it both an air of childish innocence and an appearance that serves as a warning to anybody tempted to take a bite.

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Carsten Höller
Belgian, b. 1961
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Using his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, Carsten Höller's primary concerns relate to the nature of human perception and self-exploration. He has undertaken many projects that invite viewer participation and interaction while questioning human behavior, perception, and logic. His “laboratory of doubt,” embodied in objects ranging from carousels and slippery slides to upside-down goggles, often contains playful, hallucinatory or darkly humorous overtones in order to provoke experience and reflection. With his photographic prints of Ferris Wheels, merry-go-rounds, and roller coasters where the colors have been 'displaced' so as to create images that refuse to register; or his "flicker films" shot from multiple perspectives and projected sequentially to create a sense of movement; or a crop of magic mushrooms hanging upside-down from the ceiling, Höller aims to disorient and by doing so, stimulate precognitive moments of pure sensation.

Carsten Höller

Giant Triple Mushroom, 2014

Polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, filler, stainless steel, rigid urethane plastic
49 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 45 1/2 in
125.7 × 125.7 × 115.6 cm
.
Sold
Location
Västra Trädgårdsgatan, Malmskillnadsgatan
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