Bright blue, red or orange towering shapes bend or askew. In a multitude of forms and colours the sculptural works of Amalie Jakobsen take charge of the room they inhabit in her new solo exhibition WRONGDOERS at Gether Contemporary. With their twisting and turning shapes they break with the rectangular formal lines of architecture bending perspectives and creating an uneven and dynamic state around them.
The triangular shape plays a central role in her works as it becomes an unnatural element in our habitual spaces. As a reference point the triangle is unbalanced and jarring, directing our attention to the proportionate nature of our surroundings and the urban framework we live in.
Amalie Jakobsen uses colour almost as propaganda. Whether to scare us off or to lure us closer, colour plays a central role in visual communication. Flags of nations, commercials, warning signs and so on make use of our unconscious reaction to colour. In spite of slight cultural and social differences in the use of colours in visual communication from signs in streels to coca cola commercial reads globally. But by leaving figuration completely out of the equation Jakobsen only hints at intent leaving interpretation and understanding completely free and up to the emotions and preconceptions of the beholder.
Amalie Jakobsen (b.1989 DK) lives and works in Berlin. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths University of London, 2014. Jakobsen has solo exhibited at Gl. Strand (DK), Politikens Forhal (DK), Gether Contemporary (DK), Future Gallery (DE), Efrain Lopez Gallery (US), TwilSharp Gallery (ZA), Feral i Mexico City (MX) and she has participated in group exhibitions at Gavlak Gallery (US), STCFTHOTS (UK), Esbjerg Art Museum (DK), Arken Museum of Modern Art, Brandts Museum of Art and Visual Culture (DK), Galleri Brandstrup (NO), Bosse and Baum, (UK). Amalie Jakobsen is included in the puplication ‘Nordic Contemporary - Art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden’, puplished by Thames & Hudson Ldt. The works of Amalie Jakobsen can be experienced in the collections at Esbjerg Art Museum (DK), Arken Museum of Modern Art (DK) and Brandts Museum of Art and Visual Culture (DK). Amalie jakobsens has made a wide range of public and private commissions.