Pete Jacobs

Jacobs

Pete Jacobs lives and works in Chicago.  Born and raised in New Haven, CT, he attended Wesleyan University, graduating with a B.A. in English Literature. A published poet, he has received, among other awards, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. In recent years, his drive to experiment and innovate has steered his interests towards the visual arts. 

As a photographic conceptual artist and a painter, he often portrays a vulnerable humanism. His multi-panel Tableaux series transforms the worldly—a tightrope walker, a laughing woman, a collection of prosthetic eyes, a text statement on unrequited love—into strange and illuminating melding of expressionistic color fields with ghostly underlying imagery.

In these visual narratives, the viewer experiences both a sense of fracturing into parts and a coming together as a whole. As with chapters in an unfolding story, the eye lingers on the contents of one panel and then is drawn on to the next in a progression of hue gradients and the linking up of the image. A tension hovers in this attempt at unity never fully realized due to the spatial separation of the individual panels.

All [4] 8 x 10” ChromaLuxe prints are available in an edition of 7 + 2 APs for $1800 framed.  All [3] 8 x 10” ChromoLuxe prints are available in an edition of 7 + 2 APs for $1500 framed.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.

Pete Jacobs
Cherry Blossoms, 2017
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Eye Candy, 2017
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Four Cuban Men, 2017
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Galaxies, 2017
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Gun Fight, 2017
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High Wire, 2017
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Hueys, 2017
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I'm not your wife anymore, 2018
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I've found myself fantasizing, 2018
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Lorca Listening, 2017
Pete Jacobs
Love Is Not Perfect, 2018
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Market Garden, 2017
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Rubik's Cube, 2018
Pete Jacobs
She Laughed, 2017