Yngve Holen

Olav's Rose (red)

Olav's Rose (yellow)

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Aluminum and reflective sheeting
Sheet size 40.00 × 40.00 cm
Signed and numbered
Edition of 4

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Based in Berlin and Oslo, the German-Norwegian artist Yngve Holen (*1982 in Braunschweig, Germany) first gained notoriety for his sculptures made combining traditional materials with contemporary production techniques, which address our relationship with the objects that surround us.

In his large solo show HEINZERLING in Oslo and Stavanger, he made a link to the subjects of nature and tradition, while on a more personal level referring to those factors from which we construct identity. For just as the exhibition title HEINZERLING is Holen's German family name, it is of course also listed in his Norwegian passport. This question of a constructed link between home, tradition, and culture is picked up in the works Olav's Rose, which Holen has made for the Edition Hatje Cantz. On four aluminum plates each, the Olavsrose is depicted on reflective sheeting in yellow/black or black/yellow and red/black or black/red. In Norway, this folk art ornament serves to designate cultural heritage that is protected but explicitly still in active use. With Holen, it is a tongue-in-cheek reference to his art and cultural production and at the same time a formal link to his Rose Painting, Snowflake, or Leichtmetallrad series, which also engage with the issue of ornament.