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ABOUT THE PROJECT:
300kg Beauty Bath is an exercise in utilising hands-on process in place of any conceptual grounding or meaning. While the piece is finished on top with a small pool in which birds can bath and feed, this function is merely a bi-product of the process of creating the sculptural work. First constructed from polystyrene and tape, this initial cheap and light material is altered when cast in aluminium – the works perceived value, worth and weight receive a total makeover as a result of this transformation.
Material and dimensions:
136 x 74 x 64cm
Anders Sune Berg
300kg Beauty Bath represents a shifting point in the collaborative work of Frederik Nystrup-Larsen and Oliver Sundqvist. Their projects up until this point, have been built around a strong conceptual base, on which materials, forms and functions can build from. For this project, they have done away with conceptualising the final form prior to construction, simply allowing the process of making to dictate the end result. This freedom of process has created an almost archetypal construction consisting of structural posts and beams, clad in a series of highly textured cast aluminium panels. Initially produced from polystyrene and tape, each carved mark in the polystyrene and the tape used to stitch them together, has remained in the final cast aluminium form – locking the movement of production into each finished surface. A small pool on top of the form allows the piece a functional grounding – its hefty form presenting an over-indulgence in functionality, amply supporting the small birds that will use it to bathe and feed.
Artist and Designer, born 1992.
Artist and Designer, born 1991.
The artistic duo of Frederik Nystrup-Larsen and Oliver Sundqvist, transcend the boundaries of art, craft, installation, design and sculpture to produce work with an almost anarchic response to contemporary forms and conventions. Having studied sculpture and furniture design respectively, their collaborative work contains an honesty and daring approach to materiality and form, pushing the boundaries of each through a DIY sense of freedom through creation. Their pieces often border the functional and obscure, creating work that straddles genres and mediums – pieces that reflect the time in which they were created.
2020: Frederik Nystrup-Larsen, MA, Sculpture, Royal College of Art, UK.
2020: Oliver Sundqvist, MA, Furniture Design, Royal Danish Academy, Denmark.
2020: QTS06, Quick Tiny Shows / Pavillion Nordic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2020: DESOLÈ la Totale, Les Moulins, France.
2020: Accessory Muscles, Installation by Amanda Lydért, Ivory Pax, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019: Mine III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019: Greatest Hits, Tableu, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019: Kiki Beach Club, V1 Gallery, Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019: How To Build A Blanket Fort, V1 Gallery, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark.
2019: Soft Boxing, Eighteen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2018: Erso Torso, Tableu, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2018: Tables, Pots and Plants, V1 Gallery, VOLTA14, Basel, Switzerland.
2019: Era Formal Kitchen, Social Service Club, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2018: U S Mater, Objects for Totokaelo, New York, United States.
2018: Mater Series, Restaurant Noma 2.0, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2018: Fountain, Soulland, Copenhagen Fashion Week AW18, Copenhagen, Denmark.