Owen Armour (b. 1980) is a Swedish/Australian artist, sounder and curator based in Copenhagen. He runs an exhibition space in Copenhagen, Denmark called Stereo Exchange (www.stereoexchange.dk) and his own artistic practice is spread between Scandinavia, USA and Australia.
Owens work is imperfect and unkempt, the objects are agnostic in their material makeup, the sound is void of organized rhythms, and the texts are stricken of formality. By using opposing materials forces, heavy, light, soft & hard, Armour works via chance, mistake, and personal history to find a place for his mind to rest. Armour exploratory interest in sound has led him into the field of sculpture, in practice, Armour envisages the sounds as physical impact, like a strong force that implores the objects into another realm. He works at the intersection of sculpture and sound as an essence, the structural breaking points of material and time.
Armour recently participated in residencies at ISCP and Residency Unlimited in New York as well as a residency at Statens Værksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark. Past residencies have taken him to the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and Artspace, Sydney, Australia. Recent exhibitions include, Prima Materia (NY) Open Source (NY), Knockdown Center (NY), Vermilion Sands (DK) and Parallels, Vienna (AT).