QUEEN OF F*CKING EVERYTHING
Martin Jacobson works in dialogue with art history as a way of investigating painting. In his works, he refers to and is inspired by everything from popular history to religious images and Baroque theater.
In the Hay Barn, Jacobson’s exhibition Queen of F*cking Everything presents gigantic hand-painted backdrops: The Cathedral, The Castle, The Water, and Swan Lake, which he painted for artist Jonas Gardell’s show of the same title as the exhibition, as well as the painting Death Takes a Break and Large Swan, also acrylic on canvas, created at the same time in 2018.
Now, they take on the leading role as paintings and by virtue of this largescale format, the observer can wander among the motifs that, alongside each other, create surrealist encounters and encompass everything from the Florence Cathedral to swans swimming.