KRISTIAN von HORNSLETH
"Society has the art it deserves"
WHO IS HORNSLETH?
by Wolf-Günter Thiel, art historian, Berlin
Hornsleth’s works, whatever medium, are countercultural in every sense of the term, at once toying with, exploiting and criticizing popular culture through their defiant attitude to social conformity. Driven by the symbolic representation of his own name, Hornsleth’s work succeeds in engendering its own momentum whilst simultaneously questioning the nature of publicity and celebrity culture at large.