530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Jacob Södergren
The Influence of Color
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Pink Stripes   Pink Stripes
    Acrylic on Canvas
    45.5" x 35"
    Jacob Södergren

  • Flow of Orange   Flow of Orange
    Acrylic on Canvas
    45.5" x 35"
    Jacob Södergren

  • Suspicious   Suspicious
    Acrylic on Canvas
    45.5" x 35"
    Jacob Södergren


Jacob Södergren

JACOB SÖDERGREN

The Influence of Color
November 3 – November 24, 2015
Reception: Thursday, November 5, 2015 6-8 PM

Swedish artist Jacob Södergren creates organic abstract works with acrylic on canvas. Each of his paintings teems with small variations in texture, tone, and shape, asserting a singular uniformity and repetition. In this way, the works become a field of interest onto which the viewer can project their own interpretations. Working with large canvases, Södergren creates pieces that contain a single strong focus or visual theme, and at the same time vary in their many details. This contrast of macro and micro adds another facet to the pigments and incorporates the artist's fluid use of materials when he applies the paint to the canvas. Layers of quickly drying acrylic paint build up into tangible and spontaneous compositions. Flecks of metallic pigment emphasize a natural value among the layers. The pieces balance careful attention to composition and pattern with a geological quality.
 
Inspired by the colorful world around him, Södergren translates inspiration and color combinations from the everyday into something less tangible. He further incorporates an interest in furniture design and modernism into his works in his restrained yet fluid forms.