Selected works by Anders Clausen

Anders Clausen
Picture 35

2010

Self-adhesive film on aluminium

249 x 199 cm

I can’t help but think of drugs every time I look at Anders Clausen’s screenshot pictures. The appearance of those glossy little plastic capsules we swallow at regular intervals of our lives, the clean, spare, authoritative packaging that suggests speedy recovery… There is a language being spoken here which relates closely to the language ‘spoken’ by computers and their seductive screens – “eerily friendly, overfamiliar and mega-strange,” as critic Dominic Eichler says.

Anders Clausen
Green

2010

Self-adhesive film on aluminium

149 x 199 cm

I am reassured in this vague feeling when I read of Clausen’s own interest in “contemporary obsessions with real and computer viruses, preserving cleanliness, and promoting speed”.

Anders Clausen
Scroll 3

2010

Self-adhesive film on aluminium

199 x 149 cm

Usually the computer is a means to an end, a tool, or a portal coaxing the user to come inside, but Clausen declines the offer – he has already found the magic on the outside: those scroll bars with their seductively glossy 3-D effect! Those files, so neatly stacked... Such order! Such logic! This is a language worth studying, thinks Clausen, a syntax of “everyday objects and graphics and interfaces… a pure new language made up of the noise and clutter of consumer/information society”.

Text by William A Ewing


Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information and images – Anders Clausen

artnet.com
Various other resources and images – Anders Clausen

andersclausen.com
The artist’s website

generalhotel.org
General Hotel Gallery, London

ibidprojects.com
Ibid Projects, London

saatchigallery.com
Review of Summer School at Ibid Projects London

foxyproduction.com
Foxy Production, New York - Anders Clausen in the Group Show “Nul” May – June 2008
Anders Clausen's sculptural heads on wooden pedestals elicit a curious familiarity, with their combination of the allegorical and the historical.