Kolding’s work revolves around an expanded notion of collage, often creating constellations of objects (he speaks of spatial collages) in which the social, physical, psychological and political are merged.
Kolding has shown a keen interest in modern architecture since he was young: “In a way I almost literally grew up in between Le Corbusier – without whom a suburb like Albertslund would not have existed – and Asger Jorn and Cobra – with posters in my childhood home. Between the plan and the dérive. These two positions profoundly influenced me while growing up, and later seeped into my work. Although often presented as contradictory positions, they are of course also part of each other. You cannot have a plan without life, without play, as both Le Corbusier and Asger Jorn knew well, even if they approached it differently, maybe even from opposite directions.”