Jana Jacob

“Leen, Berlin”

3.685,00 inc. Vat

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 120 cm x 100 cm 47,24 in x 39,37 in

Unique piece

Hand-signed by the artist.
The artwork includes a certificate of authenticity.

Frame: This artwork is unframed

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Series name: Home
Year: 2021
Medium: Painting
Style: Nude, Portraiture

Home is a set of portraits in which people pose naturally in their most intimate environment: their sofas. Naked in a relaxed posture, without posing for a perfect shape. Everything is shown in one moment, when they are alone and drop their masks. Details like a subtle smile, the texture of the sofa fabric, or the incident light are explored and portrayed with a cold colour palette. Moreover, the interaction between their interiors – environmental and psychological – becomes visible.

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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