Between sculpture and photography – between the physical and the transient – Jakob Hunosøe’s works unfold. In his pictures, the everyday world of objects is put together in unusual constellations. In one of the photographs, a vacuum jug is balancing on the reversed shade of a floor lamp; here, the two objects go surprisingly well together. At the very moment that the balancing act succeeds, a small tableau occurs, a tableau harmonized in terms of colour and form; a possibility that can only be realized in one single moment and is maintained in the photograph as a permanent state.

He does not manipulate with the aid of a computer, but rather rearranges the real world

The process of making “Lampshade aligned with edge of a table”.

By manipulating everyday objects, Hunosøe stages a series of special sculptural moments to be immortalized by the camera. A red tomato shines like a coloured light bulb from a plug outlet, the glass part of a coffee maker swells up in soft bulges, a pile of beer glass balances, supporting a banister. The innate sculptural potential of rather common objects such as chairs, lamps, radiators, kitchen utensils, bathroom equipment, rackets and tools are released in the photograph.

No digital manipulation is employed. With daylight as the only light source and Hunosøe’s own staging of the situations in front of the camera, the photographs merely document what takes place in front of the lens. Upon closer inspection the staging of the pictures will often be revealed, as one can see the treads or glue holding the objects in place. This way the fictional character of the photographs is stressed, but at the same time the pictures’ analogous relationship to reality is implied. Thus, the photographs are rooted in the real and the fictitious alike.

Selected exhibitions 2010 – 2017

2017
ØEN with Peder Frederik Jensen, RØM
EFTER VI ER GÅET, Vandrehallen, Hillerød Bibliotek
URO, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Group show
KULØR KUGLE KANT– Nærkontakt med Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Rønnebæksholm, Group show

2016
BILLBOARD, Sydhavn Station.
BEEN THERE – SEEN THAT, Pirpa, Group show
ART STOP, with Super Object Gallery, art fair

2015
HELLO WALLS! Peter Lav Gallery, Group show
THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW, with Super Object Gallery, art fair
“IF IT´S FIXED, BREAK IT”, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Group show
DEN STILLE LIV – ILLUSION & VIRKELIGHED, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Group show

2014
NE FEST, International festival for experimental art, Sofia, Bulgaria
HOW TO… , Group show, Sydhavn station
KØBENHAVNS KOMMUNES KUNSTKØB 2010 – 2013, Københavns Rådhus

2013
PÅ EN KLAR DAG (On a Clear Day), Solo show, Peter Lav Gallery
PARIS PHOTO, Art Fair¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
KELD HELMER-PETERSEN & JAKOB HUNOSØE, Vandrehallen, Hillerød Bibliotek
STATE OF THE ART, Group show, Carlsberg

2012
PAPER MATCH, Group show, Halmlageret, Carlsberg
OUR SUMMER IS YOUR WINTER, Group show, USQ Gallery, Australia
OUT OF ORDER, Solo show, Peter Lav Gallery

2011
TETRIS, with Jeanette Hillig, Traneudstillingen,
WORK IN PROGRESS, Group show, Tove´s galleri
APRIL FOOL´S, Group show, SpaceCamp Gallery, Indianapolis, US
ON ORDINARY DAYS, Galleri Progres, Horsens
EFTER STORMEN?, Group show, Tøjhusmuseet

2010
KOPI, Group show, Atelier 59
ON THINGS ORDINARY, Solo show, Peter Lav Gallery

 

Represented in The Following Collections

Københavns Kommune Kunstsamling / Copenhagen’s Councils Art Collection
Statens Kunstfond / The Danish Arts Foundation
Det Nationale Fotomuseum / The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
Nykredit Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Novo Nordisk Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark

Co-founder of the artist-run space RØM
Member of BKF & Kunstnersamfundet

Publications

2016
Ikke lys ikke mørke, with Thomas Boström, 64 p.

2013
Keld Helmer-Petersen & Jakob Hunosøe, 32 p.

2012
Out of Order, 32 p.

2007
Episode, with Thomas Boström, 64 p.

 

Selected prizes and Grants

2017
Danish Arts Foundation, honouring of the exhibition KULØR KUGLE KANT
Grant from Akademiraadets Præmiefond
Danish Arts Foundation, exhibition grants

2016
Danish Arts Foundation, exhibition grants

2015
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Foundation, (for publication)

2014
Awarded a residency in Dansk Tennis Fond´s apartment in Gudhjem, Bornholm

2013
Danish Arts Foundation, work grant, grant for website

2012
Danish Arts Foundation, exhibition grant
Assigned to make a series of work for the Danish Arts Foundation
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Foundation, (for publication)

2011
Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
Danish Arts Foundation, exhibition grant
Awarded a one month residency in Berlin by JP´s Foundation

2010
Danish Arts Foundation, exhibition grant

2007
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse
Danish Arts Foundation
Best Art Book of 2007 (Episode)

2006
Danish Arts Foundation, travel grant
Becket- Foundation (for publication)
Ragnvald og Ida Blix Foundation (for publication)
Toyota- Foundation (for publication)
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Foundation, travel grant

2005
Carl Møllers Foundation, travel grant

Text

Ellen Egemose
On “Balloon in coffee press”
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Mette Sandbye
Keld Helmer-Petersen & Jakob Hunosøe
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Rajesh Punj
Text from Next Level, Copenhagen issue, 2013.
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Sculptural Moments – Photography and Sculpture in Jakob Hunosøe’s works
Marie Laurberg, curator, Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art
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Press release On Things Ordinary
Marie Laurberg, curator, Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art
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Press release Full Moon Mirror
Helle Frøjk Knudsen, freelance curator, 2007
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Jakob Hunosøe
Anna Krogh, curator Kunsthallen Brandts, 2006
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