Inspired by late Danish sculptor Willy Ørskov’s theory that “the content of sculpture is sculpture,” Pink Powder Variation No 3 by Carl Emil Jacobsen is a unique, non-figurative sculpture that exists on its own terms as an abstract, physical form. Working with found materials like field stones, chalkstone, marble, and bricks from demolished buildings, Jacobsen transforms massive stones into fine powder pigments of intense colours—an ode to the richness of natural colors in the Nordic landscape.
Since graduating from Kolding School of Design in 2012, Danish sculptor Carl Emil Jacobsen has honed his practice as an oscillation between art and design, expressed through sophisticated craftsmanship. He is represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren and has been exhibited at Art Basel, PAD, Clay Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, Patrick Parrish Gallery, Chamber Gallery, and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Carl Emil Jacobsen
Fiber-reinforced concrete, Polystyrene, pigments from crushed stones, Acrylic
54 x 100 x 50 cm