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Andrew Mowbray

b. 1971

I create objects that have a use.  My process is most often based on a chosen set of histories, a goal of achievement, and functionality that helps fulfill a desire for understanding. This often is realized through a performance-type interaction with the object. I also recognize the location in which these interactions take place, and the history and constructs of these places and spaces. Sometimes the objects I’ve created respond to an uncontrollable set of external influences and record those variables. That being said, I also like to make objects to see them exist.

When developing these project-based works, strong consideration is placed on the materials used, the history of those materials, and their current everyday use. In this tangible search I often parallel or acknowledge previous times and histories and use those to gain perspective and understanding of where we are today. Within my work I find reoccurring themes of individuality, the context of the museum/gallery (white box), luck and chance, and the struggle to redefine contemporary masculinity.


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