Time: 13:33:22 — 16:15:18
The sculptural one-off objects that make up ‘Powder Variations’ explore form and colour as part of a larger series on the same theme. The series springs from a desire to create and showcase a locally sourced colour scale as an alternative to today’s industrialized colour production. Dissatisfied with the fact that virtually all the colours available to buy are standardized and industrially made, from auto paint to stoneware glaze, Carl Emil Jacobsen began to make his own colours from scratch. Turning his attention to the Danish landscape, he collects fieldstones, tiles and bricks which he crushes and grinds up to create bespoke powder pigments, aiming for maximum clarity and lightfastness.
fibre-reinforced concrete, polystyrene, pigment from crushed stones, acrylic
No. 1: H 90 cm, Ø 60 cm
No. 2: H 54 cm, L 100 cm, W 50 cm
No. 3: H 85 cm, Ø 60 cm
Carl Emil Jacobsen
Sculptor and designer, b. 1987
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
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
2016: ‘The CURIO’, CHART ART FAIR, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2016: Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2015: ‘Tilsigtede sammensætninger (i utilsigtede optrædener)’, Piscine, Aarhus, Denmark