Michael Jacklin, born 1956 (NL), is a sculptor working in iron.
He grew up in Heemstede, where he took up an interest for birds, plants, landscape and nature in general. In 1976 he went to the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His work changed from semi-abstract to abstract.
After his study at the Ateliers’63 (1982-1984) he works almost solely with industrial supplied iron lengths, which he cuts, bends and welds together. His style is varied, although the material implies limitations. He uses lines, grids, squares and circles, cubes and spheres. The works on view are a selection of his works.
From 1985 to 1993 he exhibited at Fons Welters Gallery. Since 1994 he exhibits regularly at Slewe Gallery in Amsterdam. His works have been acquired by several important private and public collections, such as Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, ABN AMRO Art Collection and the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation.
Michael Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam and is represented by Slewe Gallery.
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In 2013 Michael Jacklin is granted a Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent by the Mondriaanfonds.