Lars Englund

Galerie Aronowitsch

Uncompromising consistency, a sophisticated formal program,and an impersonal, inexpressive style have been the chief characteristics of sculptor Lars Englund’s work since the early ’60s. With the Bauhaus tradition and Constructivism as his initial platform, Englund has gradually developed a body of work that transcends the Modernist demand for unity. Instead of classical materials such as bronze and marble, he uses contemporary industrial elements: rubber, cloth, graphite, fiber, plastic, and polished steel.

Englund’s sculptures and installations are often based on minimalist principles. Out of a series of simple, identical, and prefabricated modules, he constructs fragmentary, molecular structures of great variety and complexity. These three-dimensional, quasi-organic structures, although reminiscent of broken chromosomal chain s or crystalline agglomerates, are in fact neither purely

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