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Carsten Höller

Divisions Square (Payne's Grey Surface) 2018, Caravaggio linen canvas, Flashe vinyl paint, 90 x 90 cm. Photo: Carl Henrik Tillander

Carsten Höller

Dot Painting (V-J Day Kiss) 2018, Caravaggio linen canvas, Flashe vinyl paint, 90 x 90 cm. Photo: Carl Henrik Tillander

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Decimal Clock (White and Pink), 2018, neon light, aluminum structure, 100 x 446 ø cm. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Circle Division Canary Mobile (Black Outside, White Inside), 2018, circular mobile structure with 2 powder-coated caged and 2 canaries, Total diameter 320 cm (each cage diameter 90 cm). Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Circle Division Canary Mobile (Black Outside, White Inside), detail, 2018, circular mobile structure with 2 powder-coated caged and 2 canaries, Total diameter 320 cm (each cage diameter 90 cm). Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Giant Triple Mushroom, 2017, Fly Agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Deep Root mushroom - Grubiger Schleimrübling - Xerula radicata / Striated Jellydisc - Buchen-Schlauchzitterling - Ascotremella faginea, Polyester mushroom replica; polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, putty, polyurethane, rigid foam, stainless steel, Height: 230 cm. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Giant Triple Mushroom, 2017, Fly Agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Deep Root mushroom - Grubiger Schleimrübling - Xerula radicata / Striated Jellydisc - Buchen-Schlauchzitterling - Ascotremella faginea, Polyester mushroom replica; polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, putty, polyurethane, rigid foam, stainless steel, Height: 230 cm. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Giant Triple Mushroom, 2017, Fly Agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Carbolic Champignon - Karbolegerling - Agaricus xanthodermus / Monk’s Head - Mönchskopf - Infundibulicybe geotropa, Polyester mushroom replica; polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, putty, polyurethane, rigid foam, stainless steel, Height: 320 cm. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Carsten Höller

Giant Triple Mushroom, 2017, Fly Agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Carbolic Champignon - Karbolegerling - Agaricus xanthodermus / Monk’s Head - Mönchskopf - Infundibulicybe geotropa, Polyester mushroom replica; polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, putty, polyurethane, rigid foam, stainless steel, Height: 320 cm. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Twins - series, 2005-2017, monitors, media players, cables, synchroniser, loudspeakers, sound, digital video file (black and white), dimensions variable. exhibition view GALLERIA CONTINUA, Beijing. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Double Mushroom Vitrine (Twenty-Fourfold), 2018, Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Parasol Mushroom - Parasol - Macrolepiota procera. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Russula - Buchen-Herings-Täubling - Russula faginea. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Common rustgill - Geflecktblättriger Flämling - Gymnopilus penetrans. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / White Truffle - Weißer Trüffel - Tuber magnatum pico. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Common Stinkhorn - Stinkmorchel - Phallus impudicus. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Black Morel - Spitzmorchel - Morchella conica. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Shaggy Scalycap - Sparriger Schäppling - Pholiota squarrosa. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Blusher - Perlpilz - Amanita rubescens. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Birch Bolete - Birkenpilz mittel - Leccinum scabrum. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / White Webcap - Schleier-Ritterling - Leucocortinarius bulbiger. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Grey Spotted Amanita - Grauer Wulstling - Amanita excelsa. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Clouded Funnel - Nebelkappe - Clitocybe nebularis. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Carbolic Champignon - Karbolegerling - Agaricus xanthodermus. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Yellow Brain - Goldgelber Zitterling - Tremella mesenterica. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Dark Honey Fungus - Hallimasch - Armillaria solidipes. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Slimy Spike-Cap - Kuhmaul - Gomphidius glutinosus. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Collared Earthstar - Halskrausen-Erdstern - Geastrum triplex. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Lion's Mane Mushroom - Igelstachelbart - Hericium erinaceus. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Charcoal Burner - Frauen-Täubling - Russula cyanoxantha. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Oyster Mushroom - Austernseitling - Pleurotus ostreatus. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Magpie Fungus - Elstertintling - Coprinus picacea. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Carbolic Champignon - Karbolegerling - Agaricus xanthodermus. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Plums and Custard - Purpurfilziger Holzritterling - Tricholomopsis rutilans. Fly agaric - Fliegenpilz - Amanita muscaria / Peppery Bolete - Pfefferröhrling - Chalciporus piperatus, Cast polyurethane mushroom replicas in various sizes, acrylic paint, glass discs, metal pins, vitrine glass, powder-coated metal framework, 145 x 175 x 25 cm. Photo Thomas Bruns

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Lignano Aquasplash Ondulato, 2011, four-color C-prints on Alu-dibond, acrylic glass frame, image: 92,5 x 124 cm, paper: 117,5 x 149 cm, frame: 117,5 x 149 x 4,6 cm, © Studio Carsten Höller

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Lignano Aquasplash Anaconda, 2011, four-color C-prints on Alu-dibond, acrylic glass frame, image: 92,5 x 124 cm, paper: 117,5 x 149 cm, frame: 117,5 x 149 x 4,6 cm, © Studio Carsten Höller

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Birds, 2006, 10 photogravures on Somerset 300 gr., Image: 49,5 x 34 cm, Paper: 75 x 56 cm each, © Carsten Höller

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Birds, 2006, 10 photogravures on Somerset 300 gr., Image: 49,5 x 34 cm, Paper: 75 x 56 cm each, © Carsten Höller

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Divisions (Sphere and Carpet), 2014, wood, lacquer, glass fibre reinforced synthetic, acrylic lacquer, tufted wool, sphere diameter: 125 cm; carpet: 250 x 250 cm x 1,8 cm. Exhibition view GALLERIA CONTINUA, Beijing. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Carsten Höller

Divisions Circle (White Lines on Carmine-red and White Background), 2017, Caravaggio linen canvas, FlashVinyl paint, 90 x 90 cm. exhibition view GALLERIA CONTINUA, Beijing. Photo Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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Soma Series (1), 2008, C-print on Alu-Dibond, wood, acrylic glass frame, 129 x 140 x 4,6 cm, © Studio Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller: examining human behaviour, perception, and logic

Trained as a scientist with a PhD in agricultural sciences, Carsten Höller is often inspired by research and experiments from scientific history as well as present day developments in science. Höller is interested in the experiment, the nature of human relations and psychological states and the biological reasons behind them. This seeps into his interactive installations and sculptures. They provide structures that are capable of stimulating the public into various states of emotion like excitement, confusion and at times, even trepidation. Throughout his career, Höller’s works have developed across many mediums: film, installation, sculpture, installations in often complex environments, as well as paintings, monumental works in neon, drawings and photographic prints. His works succeed in presenting many contrasts between science and art, aesthetic and ethics, logic and sensuousness, often involving the viewer directly through motor participation and interactive installations or structures.

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