• 2017
Fiber concrete, pigment from crushed bricks
90 x 60 x 60 cm
Unique piece

    Red Powder Variation #6
    Fiber concrete, pigment from crushed bricks
    90 x 60 x 60 cm
    Unique piece

  • Enok Holsegaard / Copyright Carl Emil Jacobsen

    Since Danish sculptor Carl Emil Jacobsen (b. 1987) graduated from Kolding School of Design in 2012, his practice has oscillated between art and design, revolving around existentialism, ritualistic sophistication and solid craftsmanship. Working with found materials such as bricks from demolished buildings, he brings new life to powdered stone, converting it into layers of natural colored pigment. His nonfigurative sculptures stand on their own terms, fostering experiential connection over intellectual interference. Jacobsen’s works has been exhibited at The Curio – Chart Art Fair and The Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, with Galerie Maria Wettergren, at Piscine in Aarhus and elsewhere.

    With almost ritualistic attention to detail and painstaking craftsmanship, Carl Emil Jacobsen creates abstract aesthetic objects that hold an insistent sensuous appeal. His sculptural artworks explore the integrity and textural qualities of raw materials with roots in nature. His process is driven by a curiosity about form and material qualities. He often works on multiple simultaneous processes based on drawings/sketches as well as more intuitive approaches such as material experiments, revised craft techniques or attempts at conveying material sensations. His recent work has involved a special emphasis on colour/light/shadow and the ability of an object to enhance the experience of a colour.

    His most important sources of inspiration are nature – including field trips in the landscape and studies of raw mineral colours, buildings and machine components –and the works of other artists.

    Education and practice

    2013 to date: Head of workshop and teacher, Design School Kolding
    2012: MA, Industrial design, Design School Kolding

    Selected collaborations

    2016 to date: represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris

    Selected grants and honours

    2016: Danish Arts Foundation, project grant
    2013: Winner of Bolig Magasinets Design Award, Best Upcoming
    2012: Nominated for Danish Design Award, Talent

    Selected exhibitions

    2017 : « Terrain (Powder Variations & Red Volumes) », Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris
    2017: MINDCRAFT, Il Salone in Milan, IT.
    2017: Domestic Appeal, Part III, Chamber, New York City, USA
    2017: Group show, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, FR
    2016: PAD London, Represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren, UK
    2016: The CURIO, CHART Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
    2016: The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
    2015: “Tilsigtede sammensætninger (i utilsigtede optrædener)” Piscine, Aarhus, DK
    2015: THE TUBE, StikNord, Designskolen Kolding, Il Salone in Milan, IT
    2014: PINK POP POLYKROM, NICOLAI, Kolding, DK.
    2013: THE TUBE, collaboration with ege carpet and Kolding School of Design, Il Salone in Milan, IT.
    2013: « Conversation pieces » , The Danish business promotion and state visit in Chile, CL
    2012: Upcoming Designer, Formland, Herning, DK

    Photo: Enok Holsegaard / Copyright Carl Emil Jacobsen

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