Jacob Dahlgren art for the Royal London hospital

A new artwork by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren was recently unveiled at the dental hospital at the Royal London. It’s one of the latest commissions from Vital Arts, the Barts Health NHS Trust organisation that aims to improve the hospital environment for patients and staff

Photo: Joe Clark

A new artwork by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren was recently unveiled at the dental hospital at the Royal London. It’s one of the latest commissions from Vital Arts, the Barts Health NHS Trust organisation that aims to improve the hospital environment for patients and staff…

The piece, which is Dahlgren’s first UK commission, is an abstract, three-dimensional structure made from painted lines and powder-coated metal rods. Entitled Constructing a New World, the artwork was fabricated by Luke Morgan at Supergroup London.

Photo: Joe Clark

Photo: Joe Clark

Dahlgren has worked on a hospital commission before – in 2010 he applied paint and vinyl to the elevator doors over seven floors of the UMAS building in Malmö in Sweden.

Of the new commission for the dental hospital at the Royal London, Vital Arts claim that “This dynamic commission aims to help improve the hospital environment for both patients and staff.

“Over one million people attend the six hospitals within our trust each year, looked after by 15,000 members of staff. We see these important civic spaces as ideal places to introduce a new audience to contemporary art.”

More on Vital Arts at vitalarts.org.uk; Dahlgren’s site is jacobdahlgren.com.

Photo: Joe Clark

Photo: Joe Clark

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