Andy Holden

b. 1982, Blunham, UK. Lives and works in Bedford

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Andy Holden, The Third Attempt, 2008 (still)
Andy Holden, The Third Attempt, 2008 (still)

About

Andy Holden is an artist and musician whose approach is characterised by a desire to connect to audiences while retaining his own idiosyncratic internal references and motivations. Often concerned with our relationship to the past and how we make sense of ourselves, his work tackles history, nostalgia, and philosophical enquiry. Although the themes of his work are profound, Holden uses familiar lo-fi forms to express them. Cartoon characters, beer bottles covered in plaster, charity shop finds, and knitted sculptures all feature in his work. The ability to evoke both the burdens of existence and a childlike appreciation of the world around defines Holden's unique approach to how an artist should go about their practice.

Gallery

Installation view, Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Installation view, Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Installation View, Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Installation View, Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Andy Holden Henry Wallis, Death Chatterton M!MS Logo, 2013 A Holden M!MS
Andy Holden - MAXIMUM IRONY! MAXIMUM SINCERITY 1999 - 2003: TOWARDS A UNIFIED THEORY OF MI!MS
MI!MS and Metamodernism & MI!MS book launch, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London
MI!MS and Metamodernism - a conversation between artist Andy Holden and cultural theorist Dr. Timotheus Vermeulen
Installation view, Andy Holden: Maximum Irony, Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Andy Holden's Last Stop for the Good Old Times coach trip