Totem for Thingly Time (5)

2014
Holden, Andy
Andy Holden is an artist and musician who produces sculpture, films, paintings and performances. Dealing with childhood memories and attachment to objects, his work often explores the relationship between irony and sincerity. In 2013 Holden resurrected the artistic movement ‘Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity’ (MI!MS), which was first established by the artist and his friends as teenagers growing up in Bedfordshire. The sculpture Totem for Thingly Time (IV) has been described by the artist as ‘part cake, part stalagmite, part pastel hangover’. Formed of dripping plaster, Holden explains that this work was an attempt to make an object that ‘revealed the time of its own construction’. He sees it as ‘something heavy, ambiguous, fallen out of the cartoon landscape, but related to place in the same way that a bird’s nest is’.
  • Artwork Details: 100 x 50 x 50cm
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  • Material description: Plaster and household emulsion paint
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC32/2014

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