There is a rich history of patronage at Chatsworth, which is filled with works commissioned directly from artists of their time, be it the early 19th century or the early 21st. This episode explores the relationship of trust between the artist and their commissioner, highlighting Jacob van der Beugel’s 2014 DNA Wall and Antonio Canova’s The Sleeping Endymion, made almost exactly 200 years earlier.
New Art Centre
I am delighted to announce that Expression Repression (The Missing Story) is being exhibited at the award winning Artist House at the prestigious New Art Centre. The work is available for sale through the New Art Centre. For any enquiries please contact email@example.com.
C2D2 artist residency
Jacob has collaborated with the Haematological Malignancy Research Network, HMRN and the Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group, ECSG based at York University to highlight certain aspects of haematological malignancies, commonly know as blood cancers. This will culminate in an installation piece created from concrete and rust, utilising the metaphorical possibilities of concrete cancer that will be shown at York Art Gallery. For more images click here. For more info about C2D2 please click here.
Artist Residency at The Wellcome Sanger Institute
Jacob will be undertaking an artist residency at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a genome research institute primarily funded by the Wellcome Trust. The residency will commence at the beginning of June 2015. Jacob's area of focus will be ways of representing emerging areas of research within cancer genetics.
A film of the concepts, process and installation surrounding the North Sketch Sequence has just been released. The film was produced by Backwardsroll Productions. I would like to thank Chatsworth House for their support in this endeavour and Oliver Page and Anrew Farrer of Backwardsroll Productions for their time and brilliance.
Coda worx awards
The North Sketch Sequence has been voted as the 2014 winner in the residential category of this year's CODAworx awards.This is an international competition judged by established and very significant members of the art, design and architecture world.
The North Sketch Sequence
A major new permanent ceramic installation called The North Sketch Sequence has been created for Chatsworth House and is described as the ‘most important art installation at Chatsworth since the creation of the Sculpture Gallery in 1832’.
The North Sketch Sequence is open to the public from 16 3 14. It depicts the DNA of The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and their son and daughter-in-law, Lord and Lady Burlington, in a highly original interpretation of traditional portraiture. A fifth central portrait has been created that depicts ‘Everyman’, highlighting the importance of visitors to Chatsworth.
The work has been created in association with gallerist and curator Joanna Bird.
A large scale architectural installation, The Barley House Commission, has recently been completed for collectors in Suffolk. A three way collaborative film has been produced of the installation with music composed by Felix Erskine and directed by Oliver Page and Andrew Farrar.