Jakob Hunosøe
På en klar dag (On a Clear Day)
22 November, 2013 - 25 January, 2014

 

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Jakob Hunosøe is known for his ability to transform everyday objects by using few artistic means, thereby creating new unusual sculptural installations documented photographically. Hunosøe’s artistic vision endows the familiar objects with a tinge of surrealism, humour and poetry. In his earlier works, Hunosøe has mainly created new sculptures by combining familiar everyday objects; in his most recent works, however, he focuses on the inherent potential and qualities of the objects; earplugs are reflected in a tabletop, a yellow cup cracks, a pair of scissors becomes multicoloured. At first sight everything seems normal; on closer inspection, though, we realize that the earplugs are not reflected, but lie end to end, and that the cup is not broken, as the cracks are made of hair.

By refining his technique Hunosøe manages to tone himself down in his works, and to such a degree that we get the feeling that the objects are »acting on their own«. Reducing the staged element, he endows his works with potential mystique and a deeper connection in terms of content, composition and colour – this emphasizes the poetical qualities of the objects. Earlier, Hunosøe believed that his works was born into its own isolated world; today, he wants his works to create an atmosphere that leaves the viewer in a state of uncertainty. Briefly, the point of orientation that we use to understand and assemble our view of reality have disappeared. Hunosøe thus points to the fact that what constitutes and makes reality tangible is based on a fragile foundation.

With his tight aesthetics and simplified conceptual means, Hunosøe succeeds in hiding things and, at the same time, making them fully visible. The object itself dictates the kind of camouflage he uses. The viewer’s attempt to figure out how the work has come into being, and what is »wrong« with it, so to speak, becomes a clearer and more important part of the work than before. Hence, the exhibition title On A Clear Day refers to days where we succeed in everyday life; like a bolt from the blue we see new and unfamiliar sides of things around us.

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Glas og kokosnød (Glass and Coconut), 2013, 120 x 100 cm, Archical Fiber Print, framed
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Sakse (Three pairs of Scissors), 2013, 120 x 100 cm, Archical Fiber Print, framed
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Hår på kop (Hair on Cup), 2013, 120 x 100 cm, Archical Fiber Print, framed
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Balloner (Balloons), 2013, 120 x 100 cm, Archical Fiber Print, framed
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Ørepropper (Earplugs), 2013, 120 x 100 cm, Archical Fiber Print, framed
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Himmel (Sky), 2013, 120 x 100 cm, Archical Fiber Print, framed
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