Artist: Hans K Clausen

HKC Nil x Mouth

I have a fascination with the potency, provenance and symbolism of the ‘things’ that surround us. This interest is frequently infused with an investigation into the forces of globalisation and social and economical inequalities. I am intrigued by the narrative qualities of ubiquitous objects and by the forces of materialism, marketing, consumerism and obsolescence. The interaction between people and material culture is a recurring area of enquiry in my artistic practice; how we read visual language, how we make sense of our material world. Through the language of ‘stuff’ my work concerns itself with connections between objects, people and places. How the stuff that surrounds us can define us and be defined by us. It examines the relationship between artist, art-object and viewer and questions the boundaries between thinking and making, creation and craft, authorship and ownership, detritus and artefact. By placing emphasis on the power and meaning of objects my work strives to give a voice to things, to extract stories from them and to invite projected narratives upon them.


2013 (January) Selected for the Catlin Art Guide 2013, London Art Fair

2013 (January) Invited Graduate Artist, Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh

2012 (October) Signature Art Prize, Winner (Sculpture), Degree Art, London

2012 (June) Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Graduate Studio Award

2012 – BA (hons) Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh

2009 – Art Foundation Diploma, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh

Exhibitions 2012/13

2013 (August) – CroatiaScotia, Edinburgh Art Festival, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh

2013 (July) – Slice, Selected Sculptors, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow

2013 (March) – Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show, Edinburgh RSA Galleries

2013 (January) – Def con Salon, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 (December) – Royal Scottish Academy Open, Edinburgh RSA Galleries

2012 (October) – Signature Art Prize, Gala Exhibition, London (Winner)

2012 (July) – Falling, Group Show, Tent Gallery Edinburgh