Jana Jacob


3.655,00 inc. Vat

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 196 cm x 23 cm 77,17 in x 9,06 in

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Hand-signed by the Artist.
The artwork includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Frame: This artwork is unframed

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Year: 2022
Medium: Painting
Style: Portraiture

Glimpse is a series of seven paintings featuring the back of a woman’s head with dark, long hair tied into a chignon. The position of the head changes in each painting, it turns a little more in each picture. However, the viewer never gets to see the whole face, we only catch a glimpse of the person. The series plays with repetition, movement and brings in the element of time. By cutting it into pieces, this small gesture, this brief moment is brought into focus.

About the Artist

The details of the body that make each person unique are the highlight of Jana Jacob’s artworks. The artist graduated in Liberal Arts from the State Academy of Fine Arts, in Stuttgart, Germany. Later on, Jana did one year in the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy, in Paris. During her studies, she also spent a few months in a kind of art commune in San Francisco, USA, collaborating with the students from the California College of Arts. Her portraits demonstrate an acute sensitivity to the psychological and emotional force of her subjects. The iconic portraits painted by Jana Jacob adhere to their source – a photograph – emphasizing physical characteristics that define how we outwardly portray ourselves to the world. She shows us naked and relaxed persons, makes them in a vulnerable way and also reveals an extraordinary private side of its subject. “Many people told me that they had the feeling that the portrayed person seems familiar, as if they had known themselves since a long time”, conclude Jana Jacob.

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