Latest News from Jacob van der Beugel’s Studio: Autumn 2018
NEW COMMISSION UNVEILED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ‘These beautiful and corporeal concrete panels are architectural on one hand and flesh-like on the other. The overall impression of the artwork is that of an abstracted tissue bank containing all the endeavours past, present and future of the building.’ Jacob van der Beugel on Matter in Grey, 2018.
Jacob is excited to announce the completion of a major art commission, Matter in Grey, for the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry. The commission is for the façade of the new Chemistry of Health building which will house researchers working to understand and combat disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The work which adjoins the main entrance is a 10-metre long, 2.5-metre high series of 240 highly detailed, handmade, self-healing concrete aggregate panels that depict the progression of neurodegenerative illness. Developed in consultation with scientists who will work in the building and RH Partnership Architects it creates a dynamic and poignant focus to the façade of the building and relates to its important research role.
Photography courtesy of Paul Riddle Photography.
Jacob is thrilled to announce that he will be the artist in residence at the Wallace Collection, London.
During this residency, Jacob will address themes of legacy and philanthropy through the history of the Wallace Collection and Sir Richard and Lady Wallace, exploring the motivation behind their incredible gift to Britain and the legacy they left behind. As part of the residency van der Beugel will take part in a round-table discussion at our international conference in November 2018 – Sir Richard Wallace and His Age: Connoisseurs, Collectors and Philanthropists. For further information on the conference and ticket details please click here.
Image and Text courtesy of the Wallace Collection.