Dolores is proud to present a selection of new works by the Norwegian artist Olve Sande (Bergen, 1984). Before receiving his degree in Fine Arts at the National Academy of Art in Oslo, Sande was studying architecture. This architectural background is clearly present in Sande’s work and in his way of working. Researching the transformation of sculptural materials and processes into two-dimensional pieces, could be considered as a leitmotiv in his oeuvre.
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.
Opening: 13 April 2013, 5-7pm
Exhibition: 13 April – 29 June 2013
Curator for Dolores: Dorothé Orczyk
image: Olve Sande, Working for Abstraction I, 2012, Silkscreen print on unprimed canvas, 140 x 100 cm.
Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris