The work of Andreas Amble is focused on painting, sculpture and the architecture of the exhibition in order to create a semantic play where the arrangement also points to relations between the works, the exhibition space and visitors. His current project utilizes craft traditions as language: The sculptures are inspired by modernistic furniture and traditional ornaments. They are not built for the purpose of furniture, but rather for the sake of accessibility since those visual languages are familiar to many, and could therefore be trustworthy. Here decorative elements are given structural function, and this creates a play where modernism becomes dependent on the very same ornamental elements it historically attempted to remove. Bound together in a new body of mutual dependency. Amble also uses a similar rhetoric in his paintings: the solution does not lie in A og B, but rather in the movement in between.
The work wants to speak with multiple voices. The aim is ambivalence which can produce tension and reflection. As in we can still try to understand well aware of that we never will. It can possibly be summed up with one question: How can contradictions feel hopeful?
- Andreas Amble lives and works in Oslo, and is educated at Malmö Art Academy and Städelschule Frankfurt.