“Searching by flashlight, for the bright spots on your brain, and such”
New Works by Rich Jacobs
Opening Reception: September 12th, 2009 from 7pm till 11pm.
Show runs through: October 3rd, 2009 and is open to the public.
White Walls is proud to present “Searching by flashlight, for the bright spots on your brain, and such” a new body of work by Rich Jacobs this September. Over the years, Jacobs has surveyed the existence of both figurative and abstract art. Through a mix of drawings and paintings, this collection reveals the expressive part of himself. Please join us for the opening reception on September 12th, 2009 from 7pm till 11pm.
Rich Jacobs works free form with no end result in mind. He starts to draw and lets the expression be his result. His art mixes raw, organic form with detailed, tight, pattern based figures. Jacobs abstract pieces are expressive, uncontrolled and free flowing. Repetitive shapes use a visual language of form, line, and color, impulsively capturing the strange and beautiful. Without referencing a naturalistic entity, his work translates it’s own form, creating a composition that exists independently from reality.
Jacobs’ leisure time is spent studying human nature. Whether watching passionate dialogue, listening to what makes people tick, or simply observing the streets, he finds a way to capture the essence. Contrary to his abstract pieces, his figurative faces are representational and very stylized. Odd shaped heads and obscure features explore elements of rhythm, thought and communication. Each gestural drawing tells a story of experience, capturing familiar emotions and opening a window to the soul of a stranger. Jacobs paints with acrylic, fast drying house paint, pen and ink. He uses earth tones, subtle colors, and blues to make expressive patterns, shapes, layers. He collects found objects, wood, Japanese paints, and organic inks to create an eclectic body of work.
Twelve years ago Jacobs began his life as a professional artist, curator and traveler. He attended Otis Parson in Los Angeles, but was shattered to discover the controlled curriculum of art school. Today he is an internationally acclaimed artist with an impressive resume of more than ten years working with the most well known urban artists of this generation. He has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
“Searching by flashlight, for the bright spots on your brain, and such” is a celebration of self-expression and exploration. This is the largest collection of works from Jacobs in San Francisco to date. Please join us for the opening reception of new work by Rich Jacobs on September 12th, 2009 from 7pm till 11pm. The exhibit runs through October 3rd, 2009 and is open to the public.
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