Jacob Dahl Jürgensen - Contemporary Artists

Folly (The Mysticals' Sphere)

Folly (The Mysticals' Sphere) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Jacob Dahl Jürgensen

Folly (The Mysticals' Sphere)

2007
Copper piping, light bulbs, electrical cable and components

248 x 309 x 309 cm

Jacob Dahl Jurgensen’s sculptures pose as fictive relics, the possible artefacts of a future archaeology unearthing the ethnological debris of today. Influenced by early 20th century Modernism, Jurgensen often quotes from art history: intertwining recognisable forms and ideologies with fragments of popular culture to create ritualistic monuments divining a contemporary spirituality. Jurgensen’s Folly (The Mystical’s Sphere) nods to the futuristic architecture of Tatlin and Fuller; the sparse copper structure standing as a theatrical oracle, emanating a primitive occultism from the power of low-watt light bulbs.
 
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