Lars Laumann (Norwegian, 1975), draws inspiration from the outskirts of popular culture, particularly from the phenomenon that exists on the margins of contemporary society. His works explores ideas of fandom, obsession, objectophilia, conspiracies and love, both romantic and divine. Laumann, represented by Maureen Paley in London has received significant international recognition including exhibitions at White Columns, Marian Goodman Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art (New York), at the Kunsthalle Winterthur and Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), and at the 5th Berlin Biennial (Germany).
Rein Vollenga (born 1979 in Geldrop, The Netherlands) lives and works in Berlin. The artist is known for his highly visceral sculptures that show a fascination for the human body merged with a synthetic aesthetic. These opposites are reflected in his technique of combining found generic objects with traditionally hand-sculpted material, the craftsmanship being in stark contradiction to the sleek high gloss surfaces of the finished work. Vollenga’s sculptures have been exhibited in both museums and galleries. He has had exhibitions in Milan, Vienna, Oslo, The Hague, Berlin and Tokyo, among others. Also, Vollenga’s so-called wearable sculptures - objects that can occasionally be worn as sculptural adornments - have been commissioned by several fashion labels, artists and performers. His collaborations include Mugler, Lady Gaga, New Power Studio, Cassette Playa, 2NE1, Hanayo and M-Flo Verbal. The wearable sculptures have been shown during the London and Paris Fashion Weeks and featured in Dazed, i-D, V Man, V, NY Times, Vogue Italia, Sang Bleu, Showstudio and Style.com.