Arnd’s work is all about minimalism and the awareness of subtle beauty in rearrangements of everyday objects. He transfers simple, familiar items into new surroundings or contexts and our perception of them transcends their original meaning. Typically, when an object catches Arnd’s fascination, he gives it a new life as an element of a more important collective whole. In choosing familiar items and simple techniques, he creates a manifest stress between the known and the un-known, between simplicity and complexity. The observer easily connects with the mostly well-known objects. The new interpretation however is often surprising and invites him to experience the tension between an old and a newer awareness. The work deals with the relativity of value and the value of creativity. It is a visualisation of how the whole becomes more than the sum of the elements. In the initial stage of a new project, Arnd collects pieces “of interest” with no pre-defined concept in mind. He conceives the final installation dynamically throughout the collection process. His final arrangement disengages the object from its original meaning or purpose and makes it part of an entirely new piece of art with a meaning and inspiration of its own. The aesthetic beauty of these unique installations is often in sharp contrast with its mostly unassuming components.

艾恩的作品散发着极简主义的魅力,他通过对日常物品的重塑以获得微妙的美感。他为简单常见的物品创造新的环境或情境,以使我们对这些物品的认知超越了它们本来的意义。

通常情况下,艾恩若被一件物品吸引,他就会收集相关的许多物品形成一件艺术品,以赋予每一件单品新的生命。他选择常见的物品,应用简洁的技巧,在这过程中,他不留痕迹地演绎着已知与未知、简单与复杂的关系。艺术品的欣赏者可以轻而易举地与这些最常见的物品产生共鸣。然而,他们却会惊讶于这全新的诠释,并会在自己的新旧观念中碰撞出火花。

艾恩的作品探讨价值的相对性以及创造性的价值所在,呈现出来的是一加一大于二的效果,因为整合之后,作品中的每一个元素似乎都更有价值。在一个新项目的初始阶段,艾恩不会让一些先入为主的观念束缚他的思路,而仅仅是收集他“感兴趣”的物品。他认为最终的装置有赖于整个动态的收集物品的过程。他最终的设计会使物品脱离原有的意义,使它成为一个全新艺术品的一部分,具有全新的意义,给人不一样的灵感。这些独特的装置富有美感,而它们的组成元素却是那么不足为奇,这前后的对比不禁令人拍手叫绝。