Jacob Stangerup

Overview

Born 1971
Lives and works in Copenhagen

Working primarily with charcoal drawing and sculpture, Stangerup often composes his works by juxtaposing pictorial elements from artists of distinctly different styles. By citing motifs from prominent figures in the history of art, and superimposing them in this own works, Stangerup creates works that contain inner tension, as divergent modes of expression, meticulously rendered by the artist, collide and seem to suggest a new meaning, induced by their mere synthesis.

With an inclination towards depictions of the human figure, its anatomy and iconic bodily expressivity, Stangerup acknowledges that such motifs are timeless, recurring as emotionally charged visual tropes throughout cultural history. While the individual styles of each artist are recognizable in Stangerup’s hybrid compositions, his works also employ subject matter from his private sphere, resulting in unorthodox constellations that retain a distinct idiosyncrasy, an unmistakable, intuitive touch that shines through his technically diligent oeuvre.

Jacob Stangerup has exhibited at the Nivaagaard Collection, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand in Denmark, and Magasin 3 Museum for Contemporary Art in Stockholm, among other places.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

About

Jacob Stangerup (b. 1971, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen.

 

Education

Studied and worked with the Danish sculptor Jørgen Haugen Sørensen in Pietrasanta, Italy, 1996-2000

 

Solo exhibitions

2021 (upcoming) Olympia, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2018                      Kleptographica, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016                      Equilibrium Studies, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015                      Corpo Squisito, Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Nivå, Denmark

2010                      Jacob Stangerup, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008                      Mode d’emploi, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark