Jørgen Haugen Sørensen: Supplement til Titlens Afskaffelse

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen created works that deal with universal human themes, such as life and death, love and suffering, violence, freedom of speech and power.

His varied practice included the use of many mediums, although stone became very important to him. He stated that the ancient material has power and “sacred potency”. Haugen Sørensen saw a comparison between the construction of poetry and stone carving, believing they share similar thought patterns and slow processes.

Supplement til Titlens Afskaffelse (Supplement to the Title’s Abolition) embodies Haugen Sørensen’s respect for and relationship with granite. After YSP organised his first solo exhibition in the UK in 1993, the artist developed a great interest in siting sculpture in the open air, enjoying the tough, uncompromising nature of granite, which is one of our hardest and most unyielding stones.