Misha Hollenbach, Okura Ikebana (2015)
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Misha Hollenbach’s practice explores methods of merging contemporary culture with a primal urge to create/decorate/demonstrate. Drawing from the legacy of Dadaism, Hollenbach is compelled to exercise temporal lobe workouts. More recently his work has been concerned with a direct channeling of energy, explored and investigated through ‘action’, both painting, mark making, and automatic sculpture and random collage. Hollenbach is one half of the fashion/art/design label and publisher Perks And Mini (PAM). Hollenbach graduated from a BFA (Painting) at RMIT in 1991, after a number of years of exhibiting collaboratively as part of THE CHANGES he embarked on a solo career as an artist in 2009. Hollenbach’s solo exhibitions include 'Listen to Mental (Radio)', Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2014; 'A.T.G.S.', Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2013, 'Aren’t the Greatest Shitty', with Peter Sutherland, Classic Gallery, Paris, 2013, 'Snagliature', Utopian Slumps Melbourne 2012, 'Ein Beings', with Peter Sutherland, Target Gallery Tokyo 2012, and 'Holey Hole!', Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011. Hollenbach’s work is held in various collection in Australia nad overseas, including the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, and the Tate Modern, London (PAM). Recently he exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo , costumes for a Performance by Richard Seigal and Stadel Schule, and a residency at the Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt.