Jacob Dahlgren

Den Sjuka Flickan, 2004
Painted Steel, 325 x 210 x 300 cm

When an abstract sculpture is given such a describing and personal title as “The sick girl” the observer is activated and questions are asked. The fact is that “The sick girl” is part of a series of sculptures which all are names after different Edvard Munch paintings. Like in so many other of Dahlgren’s works it is the bright colours and straight lines that is characteristic. The point of origin and source of inspiration for “The sick girl” Dahlgren found in a classic game of Pick-up-sticks, where a number of small coloured wooden sticks are spread in a pile, leaning and balancing against each other.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden 1970. Lives in Stockholm. Education: The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Exhibitions in selection: Millesgården, Stockholm 2001, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå 2004, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö 2005, Meyerei, Karlsuhe, Germany 2008, Steven Wolf Gallery, San Fransisco, USA 2009, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 2006, 52nd Venice Biennale, the Nordic pavilion, 2007, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden 2008, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tempere, Finland 2009.