Witty And Humorous Conceptual Installations

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The conceptual installations of artist Ole Ukena have a certain subtle humor.  However, the installations don’t seem intentionally funny as much as the surprising innocence of a young insight.  Each installation seems to pose a simple question that isn’t easily answered.  Appropriately, Ukena is also the founder of a foundation that organizes collaborations between artists and youths worldwide.  Ukena says of his process;

“I am not limiting myself to one medium. I simply can’t. It’s a constant adventure, finding new materials in the countries in which I travel, encountering objects or phrases that can be transformed into specific, meaningful pieces. While my work often displays a strong conceptual nature, I am also very drawn to the intuitive.This balancing energy forces me to step out of my mind and just create. These forces are like my left and right hand. My works try to create a map of the human mind, in an attempt to tell a tale about the very nature of it with all its possibilities, limitations, irritations, and hopes.”

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