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Jacob Dahlgren

Not and Or 21, 2019

Mdf-board, OSB board, Valchromat, laminated-board, plywood and aluminium
38 1/5 × 38 1/5 in
97 × 97 cm
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Stockholm, Paris
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Jacob Dahlgren
Swedish, b. 1970
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Jacob Dahlgren uses the language and imagery of the quotidian to confront the legacies of abstraction. Dahlgren filters tropes of 20th-century abstract art, such as targets, minimalist grids, and Op-art patterns, through everyday objects and imagery. One of his most enduring projects involves his visiting public spaces and photographing individuals he finds there who are wearing T-shirts with horizontal stripes. In another work, Dahlgren covered a wall with concentric circles—an allusion to both Jasper Johns’s and Kenneth Noland's iconic target paintings—stabbing the centers with a pencil, as if the totem of midcentury American abstraction were a dartboard. Such projects create an intersection between the conceptual aspirations of abstraction and the often-overlooked details of contemporary life.

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Jacob Dahlgren
Swedish, b. 1970
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Jacob Dahlgren uses the language and imagery of the quotidian to confront the legacies of abstraction. Dahlgren filters tropes of 20th-century abstract art, such as targets, minimalist grids, and Op-art patterns, through everyday objects and imagery. One of his most enduring projects involves his visiting public spaces and photographing individuals he finds there who are wearing T-shirts with horizontal stripes. In another work, Dahlgren covered a wall with concentric circles—an allusion to both Jasper Johns’s and Kenneth Noland's iconic target paintings—stabbing the centers with a pencil, as if the totem of midcentury American abstraction were a dartboard. Such projects create an intersection between the conceptual aspirations of abstraction and the often-overlooked details of contemporary life.

Jacob Dahlgren

Not and Or 21, 2019

Mdf-board, OSB board, Valchromat, laminated-board, plywood and aluminium
38 1/5 × 38 1/5 in
97 × 97 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Stockholm, Paris
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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