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.

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.

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