Jacob Dahlgren

Jacob Dahlgren is a 37 year old painter and sculptor from Sweden who seems to be a pretty big deal in the ‘fine art’ world. He’s had solo shows for over 10 years now, and his work is in museums all over the world.
I’m really enjoying his installation pieces, which allows you so much more interaction than any painting could. The piece above is called Heaven is a place on earth, which is essentially a floor pattern made out of orange, blue and white bathroom scales. I love that there are so many all over the floor, and that the pattern is far from perfect.

In fact one of his favorite things to do is take a ton of mundane objects, pattern them like crazy, and present it as art. Seems a bit pretentious to me, but I’d also describe it as fun. One of his pieces is called I. the world, things, life, which is a wall filled with dartboards that you throw darts at. I suppose the addition of the darts make the piece change and evolve, which sounds silly to me, but it would be fun to throw darts at this giant wall of dartboards.

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Check under the cut for more pictures of his work.


October 15, 2007