Ane Mette Hol

N.B
2021

All works are unique and true to the concept of hrönir.

N.B.
No. 1
Dry pastel, coloured pencil, pen and pencil on paper
Approx. 10,7 x 8,9 cm
Custom made box: 15,5 x 15,5 x 2,5 cm
Unique work in a series of 3 + 1 AP

N.B.
No. 2
Dry pastel, coloured pencil, pen and pencil on paper
Approx. 10,7 x 9 cm
Custom made box: 15,5 x 15,5 x 2,5 cm
Unique work in a series of 3 + 1 AP

N.B.
No. 3
Dry pastel, coloured pencil, pen and pencil on paper
Approx. 10,7 x 9,1 cm
Custom made box: 15,5 x 15,5 x 2,5 cm
Unique work in a series of 3 + 1 AP

Eu 2.800 each (including VAT, excluding shipping)


Ane Mette Hol
Born in 1979, Bodø, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

What is the status of the copy in relation to its original? What role does the original play when it vanishes behind perfect reproductions? How does the medium it is presented in influence perception? Ane Mette Hol’s art poses these questions by producing precise doppelgängers of photographs, texts, packaging, notebooks or book pages. Hol’s carefully honed precision is riveting. In their paradoxical quality her works are (not) Magritte’s pipe for the twenty-first century.

N.B. consists of a series of unique drawings that Ane Mette Hol made especially for Tlön Projects’ Annex. They are reproductions of an undated note from someone saved by the artist in memory of a specific event. This refers to the inevitable presence and influence of other artists' work on Hol's oeuvre. This work is a reflection of the expectation of rediscovering something.

N.B. stands for nota bene. That is Latin for ‘note well’. The paper was coloured using dry pastels. The lines were drawn in pencil. The stain was recreated with graphite dust, coloured pencil and dry pastel. The handwriting in black ball point pen was emulated using coloured pencil and ink.

This note was found in the artist's studio. Now new versions exist in Tlön’s imaginary universe which was derived from the short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges. The reproduction of the note is true to the concept of hrönir, which means that each new duplication is ‘somewhat longer’ than the preceding one.