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Jakob Jørgensen was born in 1977 in Nyborg, Denmark. He studied fine art in his early twenties, attending The New Art School, Odense, Denmark and Guildhall School of Fine Arts in London, as well as completing an apprenticeship with Studio Palla in Carrara, Italy.
In 2008, he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy for Design, and went on to found a successful design studio. As his interest in large scale steel sculpture developed, he submitted a proposal to the Danish National Workshop in 2017, and was granted access to their vast metalworking facilities. He continued his exploration of the medium, building a dedicated studio tailored to working with steel pipe on the island of Bornholm in 2020. Jørgensen’s work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, France; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Designmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark; and the 21st Century Museum, Kanazawa, Japan. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Finn Juhl Prize, the Bodum Design Award, and the IFDA Goldleaf Award.
[…] Jakob Jørgensen discussed his show, Take Root, running until April 22 at HB381 Gallery in NYC. When we spoke, Jørgensen, a Danish artist, was in New Mexico, traveling with his wife throughout parts of the US following the opening of the show. As part of their travels throughout the southwest, they visited the unlikely artist oasis of Marfa, Texas, adopted home of artist Donald Judd who filled the tiny town with art before he died. To hear the full conversation about Jørgensen’s work, his experience of Marfa and more, listen to the complete interview. […]