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David Hollen

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Mario_s_cube2
Mario's Cube, 2010 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Butyl Rubber 16"x16"x16"
Anima
Anima, September 2008 Manilla Rope, Steel Re-bar 96"x96"x65" © 2008
Droop_cube_4
Droop Cube, 2010 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Butyl Rubber 17"x26"x14"
Torn_large
Torn, June 2006 Steel, Stainless Steel Cable 48" X 72" X 48" © 2007
Thorn_fragmen--front
Thorn Fragment, January 2008 Zinc Plated Steel, Black Porcelain 92" X 85" X 61" © 2008
Cloud_twister--side-frontish_500x375-150
Cloud Twister, Novemeber 2007 Steel, Porcelain 42" X 95" X 50" © 2007
Pieta_front_slight_angle
Pieta, January 2008 Porcelain, Stainless Steel, Ni-chrome Wire, Acrylic, Electrical Components 39" X 81" X 22" (includes Integral Pedestal)
Ordered_heap-ang
Ordered Heap, January, 2003 3/4" Manila Hemp Rope, Stainless Steel Rods 22" X 32" X 22" © 2003
Static
Static - (Cable+Cube Series), February 2009 Chrome Plated Steel, Satinless Steel Cable 25" X 30" X 15" © 2009
Husk_ang
Husk, 2000 Steel 18" X 12" X 12"
3-ringed_crescent2
3-Ring Crescent, 2009 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Butyl Rubber 24"x33"x13"
20100809160829-muff_cone-bgfa-web1
Muff Cone, 2009 Porcelain, Zinc Plated Steel, Stainless Steel Cable 35"x61"x32"
Hourglass_decahedron
Hourglass Tetrahedron, 2010 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Butyl Rubber 11"x14"x11"
Open_faced_cube
Expanded Face Cube, 2010 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Butyl Rubber 11"x9"x11"
Moria
Moria, 2010 Stainless Steel, Steel, Aluminum, Butyl Rubber 29" X 28" X 18"
20100809142720-ziggurat-bgfa-web1
Zigguraut, 2009 Stainless Steel, Steel 53" X 92" X 18"
Uroboros
Uroboros, 2009 Stainless Steel, Steel 42" X 46" X 19"
20100809160404-crack-bgfa-web1
Crack, June, 2010 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Acrylic 13" X 30" X 12"
20110427114952-photo_for_web
Eternity, April 28 Limited Edition Hand Embellished Photograph Printed on Stretched Canvas 48X42" © yes
David_hollen
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Birth year
1960
Lives in
Downtown Los Angeles
Works in
3000 sq/ft sculpture studio
Schools
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1979
Tags
performance, abstract, sculpture
Statement

Artist Statement – November, 2010

I like to play with forces hidden in plain sight. I have great interest in structural forces that form the world around us. Whether it’s biological, chemical or even astronomical, there exists underlying patterns that that emerge from the interaction of simple physical forces.

The underlying framework of my sculpture rests upon an intuitive understanding of the geometry residing in such things as hexagonal prism structure of beehive, the tetraradial structure of a simple sea-sponge, the gravitational superstructure of galaxy clusters, and even the geometric elegance of soap bubble foam. All of these organizing structures are a result of interaction of the fundamental materials and the physical forces they exert.

When I bend and twist my cable structures, I’m using these same geometric principles. When I force a regular tetrahedron of stainless steel cable through a quartet of cubes, the resulting form is an expression of the spherical geometric structure found in the glass skeletons of zooplankton throughout the ocean, especially the phylum Radiolaria.

I find a strong resonance with these forms. The beauty one sees in my work comes from a deep recognition of these ubiquitous physical forces at play. We are so immersed in these forms and structures that we can’t even see them anymore. I work to remind us of this fundamental beauty that we sometime forget.