Michael Jacklin / Bio

Michael Jacklin is one of the rare fundamental working sculptors of his generation. He focuses on the specific qualities of the material as well as on the sculptural principles such as mass, rhythm and gravity. Since 1984 he works exclusively with iron. His preference for this material derives from his fascination for iron constructions in architecture. He is known for his series of man-sized grid sculptures and transparant wall objects of thin staff iron.

Michael Jacklin, born in 1956 (NL), studied at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Ateliers 63 in Haarlem. He started exhibiting at Fons Welters Gallery in 1985. In 1990 he received the Charlotte van Pallandt Award. Since 1995 he exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base. In 2010 Slewe published a catalogue with an overview of his work with a text by Maarten Bertheux. In 2002 he had a presentation at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2000 at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. His works have been collected by several important public and private collections. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.


Michael Jacklin / Works