FEELINGS: As an artist, I hope that in every finished work, it speaks both to me and to others. Merely capturing the image is not enough, it needs to have a life of it’s own.
He is influenced and inspired by the social, physical, and artistic environments of the world and everything it has to offer. His creations are often entwined with great story telling; however, he leaves enough room for others to form their own opinion of the work. He will use whatever tools comes to mind because different edges add levels of depth. He reveals the one thing that does not inspire him is to look at his own art work or to see the same style repeated too much. Art is forever changing, so to see other artists work brings the most enjoyment. Paintings are at their best when each viewer sees a piece differently, which suggestively reveals how they are feeling at the time.
Jacoby is an eclectic and multi-disciplinary artist who is originally from Texas. In high school, he was really into art but was unable to participate in the events due to football taking up the majority of his time. In college, he suffered from headaches and a nagging injury which ended his hopes of playing in the NFL. With 200 dollars in the bank, he moved to Los Angeles, CA, to attend the Art Institute of Santa Monica. There he studied media arts and animation, film and fashion and is extremely interested in film directing.
Self-admitted, one recognizable flaw is he is easily bored, but not in the traditional sense. Meaning that if he were to start on a painting and gets an idea or inspiration for a drawing, a script, designs for a clothing line or music, he stops to works on them. This may happen multiple times in a day; these talents inspire each other.
What are your earliest memories related to art?
My earliest memories of art were of my mother doodling at the kitchen table. While looking over bills that needed to be payed, she’d doodle on them and pray. It was therapeutic for her.
How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?
It started out as doodling. I started to wounder how to draw like older people. I was always told that I have to learn myself.
What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?
It took a long time and I’m still finding my voice.
What is your process like?
My process may change depending on the work. When it actually feels like work (meeting deadlines) everything is handled meticulously. I also injoy thoes day as well, but when your just going with the flow… the work that is produced… AWESOME.
I just realized while thinking of what to say that. I guess I like the feelings of leaving something behind.
Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?
I’m never sure of how to tell people about art and what it means to me. I simply say that I love the feeling of creating. It doesnt have to make money it just has to speak.
What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?
Oh control, who can say that it is or was under control. I’m still knew to this so maybe it’s just me. In my opinion the best work is done when you get a little out of control.
Where do you see your work going from here?
Well my dream is to one day witness the discussion of my piece and hear that it really speaks to them. That it speaks to a group of people in a different way.
ART CAN LOVE YOU AND NOT WANT ANYTHING BACK LOL