CHART comes in the middle of a whirlwind year for Jakobsen, whose color-saturated, angular sculptures have taken center stage in shows at Denmark’s Grenå Windmill and Gether Contemporary
, and will soon be unveiled in a solo exhibition at Chicago’s Efrain Lopez Gallery
, opening September 9th.
Since graduating with a BA in fine arts from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2014, Jakobsen has explored how color and shape transform space and, simultaneously, alter human habits and movement. Her practice sometimes takes the form of performances in which dancers interact with bands of color or towering forms that she has placed in public environments. Other times, viewers become Jakobsen’s unwitting performers as they move around arrangements of her metal structures.
At the fair, Gether shows a strong sampling of Jakobsen’s works, from tall free-standing steel sculptures to smaller aluminum constructions, priced between 22,000 and 85,000 DKK (or €2,957 to €11,427). In the booth, visitors won’t miss Untitled (2017), an elegant red sculpture that towers nine feet tall and is made from two intersecting triangles that balance precariously on the tiny surface area of a single point and a skinny edge.