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Contemporary

Breadcrumbs Oskar Koliander

27.02–02.04.2016
"Looking out the window; 20 000 feet and climbing. The rivers and roads below drawing lines in the landscape. My life packed into a carry-on luggage stowed above my head. A trail of breadcrumbs scattered in cities and on servers across the world. I walk with seven-league boots over the landscape imagined on the linoleum floors of the airport corridors. I turn off flight mode, change the time zone and think about If I should get a coffee before going through the new messages."

Oskar Koliander's statement frames the focus for his solo exhibition Breadcrumbs. His works depict the inner and outer landscapes of the restless, global traveler; a world citizen with no base, only scattered breadcrumbs to mark some kind of physical or virtual track history.

It is a restlessness, which in the work of Koliander, becomes a driving force pushing him further and further into investigating the virtual networks connecting us all and furthermore, the properties of new synthetic materials.

Oskar Koliander's material explorations take their shape, amongst others, as custom-made aluminium luggage and otherworldly landscapes materialized in aluminium and digital print.

His works activate the viewer, blurring the boundaries between viewer and work, and thereby, raise questions on how the digital environment affects our understanding of the physical world. This is often done in a humorous and playful manner, and with a curiosity towards the boundaries of materiality.

Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view
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Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view

Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view
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Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view

Oskar Koliander, Directions (Breadcrumbs), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 x 46 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Directions (Breadcrumbs), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 × 46 cm

Oskar Koliander, Directions (Copenhagen), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 x 46 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Directions (Copenhagen), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 × 46 cm

Oskar Koliander, Directions (London), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board,61 x 46 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Directions (London), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board,
61 × 46 cm

Oskar Koliander, Directions (Tokyo), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 x 46 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Directions (Tokyo), 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 × 46 cm

Oskar Koliander, Directions (Venice) , 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 x 46 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Directions (Venice) , 2016, Etched copper clad FR-4 circuit board, 61 × 46 cm

Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view
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Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view

Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view
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Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view

Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view
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Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view

Oskar Koliander,Companion Piece II, 2016,Aluminium, zink-plated steel, rubber and printed cotton shirts, 83,5 x 54 x 30,5 cm and 20 x 53 x 40 cm
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Oskar Koliander,Companion Piece II, 2016,Aluminium, zink-plated steel, rubber and printed cotton shirts, 83,5 × 54 × 30,5 cm and 20 × 53 × 40 cm

Oskar Koliander, Monday To Friday, 2016, Cyanotype on 5 cotton shirts, aluminium, 110 x 320 x 10 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Monday To Friday, 2016, Cyanotype on 5 cotton shirts, aluminium, 110 × 320 × 10 cm

Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view
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Oskar Koliander - Breadcrumbs - Installation view

Oskar Koliander, Seven Leagues (Highlands), 2016, CNC-cut aluminium, 117 x 30 x 30 cm (detail)
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Oskar Koliander, Seven Leagues (Highlands), 2016, CNC-cut aluminium, 117 × 30 × 30 cm (detail)

Oskar Koliander, Marmoleum (Highlands), 2016, Metallic lambda print on dibond, 70 x 125 cm
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Oskar Koliander, Marmoleum (Highlands), 2016, Metallic lambda print on dibond, 70 × 125 cm