Elias Hansen

< >
Elias Hansen, I
Elias HansenI'd take you there, but it doesn't exist anymore, 2011aluminium, found objects, glass, steel, wood40 x 48 in

Elias Hansen 

Born in 1979, lives and works in upstate New York.

“The pieces are fragments of story lines… I want to create a fantastical scene, one that takes you right to the edge of reality, but doesn’t let go of you.  You are given just enough information to build your own storyline, but not so much you can’t follow it.”

Elias Hansen’s delicate blown-glass sculptures are presented alongside deteriorating found objects; neutralising the contradictory status of the precious to the discarded and evoking a dialog between the histories of each object. Juxtapositioning the worn and the exquisite, Hansen’s elaborate structures resemble an ultimately dysfunctional meth lab, translating the idealism and escapism of the industry into a compelling visual language tinged with the secrecy and mystery.