Oil, acrylic, spray paint, charcoal and pastel on handstitched canvas
About the Artist
Kasper Mikael Jacek (b. 1989) is a self-taught artist based in Odder/Aarhus, Denmark. His artistic work is a continuation of his academic and journalistic work on the subject of place, working with the historicity of places, the mythologies and memories bound to certain places and exploring new ways to tell stories about so-called ‘dead’ objects. "My collage works are always in flux; a constant back and forth between erosion and sedimentation of both materials and meaning. As I add, rip, rearrange and destroy the materials, my works are constantly falling out of place, fragments of material and meaning are both added and lost in this process. My ambition is to explore objects, places and landscapes that are both appearing and disappearing at the same time, much like a vision: nothing is entirely there — and nothing is lost. I consider my works multi-temporal scenes, exploring landscapes or places in which myths, old objects, memories and possible futures are all haunting the present simultaneously."
About the Artwork
In Pendant, I wanted to create a pendant of a bird someone found, wrapped in a small piece of dissolving cloth. I cut leftover canvas and raw material, painted and wove the pieces together.