Elias Hansen (b. 1979, Washington, USA) studied printmaking under Master Printer Keiko Hara at Whitman College, Walla Walla, USA. His installations, comprised of an assortment of pipettes, flasks and beakers alongside rough-cut wood, rubber tubing and light bulbs, are interrelated in arrangements that reference the fragility of both the precious and the discarded, the authentic and the reproduced. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Maccarone in New York; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; The American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway; COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada. He has also participated to the Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan. His works can be found in the Saatchi Collection in London, Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, IT, in the Coleccíon Jumex in Mexico City, in the Boise Art Museum in Boise and in the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, USA. Hansen currently lives and works in Seattle, USA.
Let’s turn around and walk home
Let's turn around and walk home, 2016
Glass, cork, CFL lighbulb
I ain’t even know where I got it
I ain't even know where I got it, 2013
Found object, glass, steel, wood
If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know.
If you have to ask, you ain't need to know., 2014-2017
Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs
There ain’t no other place to go.
There ain't no other place to go., 2014-2017
CFL light bulbs, glass wood, steel, cork, razor and nails
After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore.
After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore., 2014-2017
CFL light bulbs, LED light, glass, wood, enamel paint, wire, post card, playing cards, photograph and drawing on paper
Edition of 3, 2 AP
Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea.
Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea., 2016
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire
It ain’t what it seem.
It ain't what it seem., 2012-2017
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies
This Road Leads Home.
This Road Leads Home., 2017
CFL light bulbs, found objects, metal, wire