Although he doesn’t consider himself a painter, Sande encounters painterly problems employing architectural materials. Parquet, laminate, plaster and plywood are few of the used and new building materials, which are selected by Sande for his work. Applying removal, deconstruction and assembly of the various elements he examines their sculptural and formal possibilities, while the physicality of the work remains his focus. Even though this physicality retains a strong presence, it resists the beholder’s interpretation and confronts him with the absence of a singular reading.
Olve Sande (1984) lives and works in Oslo. He studied at the School of Architecture and the National Academy of Art, both in Oslo. Recent exhibitions include: Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Zürich; Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris; Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin; Kunst(spiel)raum›, Berlin; Irmavepclub: Livret IV, at Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart; PSM-Gallery, Berlin.
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