artisan direct ~ Arthur Jacob

“Arthur Jacob tests the limits of photography, deconstructing reality in swirling patterns and a spectrum of glowing colors that render the known world mysteriously new.”
Ed McCormack, Managing Editor, Gallery & Studio Magazine, New York, NY Sept./Oct., 2006

Photographic Abstracts & Reconstructions

My body of work reflects an internal examination of a subject rather than the external examination of a subject and how it relates to its exterior environment of the photograph. Harold Rosenberg defined the Abstract Expressionist’s canvas as an “arena to act in.” My intent is to give the observer the knowledge of what the real life image is, and then through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, invite the observer to act in that arena; and to explore the infinite possibilities that each abstraction and reconstruction presents.

The use of color, form and balance reveal much about me as an artist and person. Color depicts emotions. Lines, that are either gently wavy or sharply spiked, become the attitude in my work.

  • Solo Exhibitions include:
  • 2007 “New Works of Arthur Jacob,” Las Vegas, NV
  • 2007 “It’s A Mystery”, Gallery 280, Coos Bay, OR
  • 2007 Featured Artist, Gallery 280, March Art Walk, Coos Bay, OR
  • 2007 Architectural Photographic Reconstructions, Gallery P, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2006 Photographic Reality Reconstructed, L. Maynard Galleries, Las Vegas, NV
  • Juried Exhibitions Include:
  • 2007 Museum of Computer Art - chartered by the University State of New York
  • 2007 “Exploration, a Twenty-First Century Art Exhibit”, Evergreen, Colorado
  • 2007 Manhattan Arts International 24th Anniversary Exhibition, New York, NY
  • 2006 Coastal Arts Museum, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2007 Sixth Edition, Biennale International Dell ‘Arte Contemporanea - Invited, Florence, Italy
  • 2006 Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2006 Twin Lakes Gallery, Las Vegas NV
  • 2006 Art of the Smile Exhibition and Art Auction, Las Vegas
  • 2006 Group Exhibition, “Snap To The Grid”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
  • 2006/2007 Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
  • Museum of Computer Art, NY
  • Upcoming Group Exhibitions
  • 2008, “Abstraction in visual, painting and Sculpture,” Las Vegas
  • Awards
  • 2007 Work included in Best of Photography category, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
  • 2007 Honorable Mention, Medial Museum, 2nd Biennale, London, England
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