In Sofia Hultén’s “Indecisive Angles” sculptures, heavy-duty trolleys are cut in half and welded in new pairings. The new-mirrored axis results in a symmetry that prevents their potential to, in some, bear any load, and in others, roll in anything but tight circles. Although the original function has been subverted, they appear to gain some new function. The work of Sofia Hultén is driven by an experimental questioning of the things we encounter in everyday life. Her raw objects usually come to her second-hand, sourced online or found on the street. They bear marks of a previous life, suggesting hidden potentials and parallel possibilities in their compositional re-arrangements. Her materials usually appear as fragments of a larger frame of activity, similar to a chapter in a longer storyline. Within her working process, Hultén succeeds at circumventing habitual patterns of perception and revealing unascertained dimensions in everyday objects. Many of her works are brain-teasing, sometimes humorous, demonstrations of the ways in which art, often more so than philosophy or science, can mediate between abstract reasoning and aesthetic experience.
Selected solo exhibitions: 2019 Chinese Whispers #4, Messen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium; 2018 Unstable Fakers of Change in Self, Kindl, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst; Berlin, Germany; Coulda Woulda Shoulda, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany; Casual Causal, angels barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question, Museum Tinguely, Basel
Found metal trolley 113 × 90 × 50 cm Unique work
Starting bid: € 7.000.– ( Low estimate: € 14.000 - High estimate: € 21.000 )
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