Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art Basel Miami Beach –
a solo presentation of Martin Jacobson
Please join us in our booth E 10 where we are proud to present an installation by
Martin Jacobson consisting of paintings, objects and light.
Martin Jacobson (SWE, b. 1978) has in the recent years following his graduation
from Malmö Art Academy in Malmö, Sweden received both critical acclaim and
curatorial recognition. He was invited by Elmgreen/Dragset to the exhibition The
Collectors in the Danish and Nordic Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009
and by David Elliot to The Beauty of Distance at The Sydney Biennale in 2010. He
currently has a solo exhibition, The Traveller’s Guide to the Other Side, until
January 12th 2012 at Sala Veronicas/La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in
Murcia, Spain, accompanied by a catalogue.
As in his previous works, Jacobson’s new large-scale paintings are based on his own
collages. These collages are assembled from images he finds at flea markets and
antique shops, selected to fit the interests and myths he pursues. The works, shown
for the first time at Art Basel Miami Beach, depict empty scenes similar to
backdrops in an abandoned theatre or unfinished dioramas. The colours used are
bright Technicolour and the surface is built up with a myriad of lines creating an
impression of radiating artificial light. By using only the four primary colours
Jacobson creates effects similar to those of a theatre stage, further underlining
the staged quality of these motifs. Martin Jacobson works are often made in
relation to Walter Benjamin and especially his text ”Origin of the German Tragic
Drama” were Benjamin discusses the baroque tragedy and the allegory as a conception
The installation Photosynthesis I consists of a monochrome white floral arrangement
placed on a black table. The white plastic plants and flowers are artificially
coloured by three coloured spotlights, creating a still life where form and colour
have been separated. According to Jacobson the work deals with the notion of the
artist as illusionist, trickster and god-impersonator.
For further information and visuals, please contact the gallery. During the fair we
can be reached at +46 707445418, +46 707445438 or +1 718 964 7505.
Art Basel Miami Beach takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Centre with a
preview on Wednesday Nov 30 (by invitation only) and is open to the public Dec 1-4.
For further information, please visit www.artbaselmiamibeach.com