All models are wrong, some are useful

All models are wrong, some are useful (2017-2020) is a series of works in different media presented first at Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin in 2017. The central trope of the display is the polyhedron, a complex geometrical figure that consists of six or more plane faces. A row of unique woodcut prints depict unfolded polyhedrons in imprecise hand-drawings, undermining their claim to mathematical stringency. Comments pencilled in the margins relate to societal expectations of normal and able bodies. Presented alongside the graphic works are three-dimensional concrete sculptures based on the blueprints from the woodcut graphics. Knotty and uneven, these polyhedrons insist on the productive outcomes of breaking away from linearity and exactitude, championing organic and human imperfections.

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All models are wrong, some are useful, installation view Den Frie, Copenhagen 2020

All models are wrong, some are useful (solid pleasure)
2018
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
2 papers of 100 x 73 cm, sculpture Ø: 17 cm

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All models are wrong, some are useful,1-3, 2017, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin

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All models are wrong, some are useful, 1 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculptures Ø: 9,5 & 10 cm

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All models are wrong, some are useful, 2 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculpture Ø: 10 cm

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All models are wrong, some are useful, 3 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculptures Ø: 8, 9 & 10 cm

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All models are wrong, some are useful, 4 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculpture Ø: 12 cm

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All models are wrong, some are useful, 5 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculptures Ø: 8, 9,5 & 10 cm


All models are wrong, some are useful, 6 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculptures Ø: 8,5 & 12 cm

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All models are wrong, some are useful, 7 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculptures Ø: 9 & 9 cm


All models are wrong, some are useful, 8 
2017
Unique woodcut on paper, pencil, concrete
Paper 111 x 86 cm, sculptures Ø: 8,5 & 7,5 cm

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Photos by Nick Ash