Jessica Jacobs

I am an artist and designer living in Chicago. The images in my newest series, Penumbra, are abstract still lifes that use color, line, and focus to question the illusion of space and indexical nature of the photograph. By incorporating paper, fabric, and other simple objects, I create layered fields of color with gestural elements and fleeting hints of focal detail.

It is important to me that the images are not digitally fabricated. I make these images in my studio where I begin with a sculptural still life structure and then explore variations on the images as they develop. Currently I am an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago and was recently awarded an Illinois Arts Council grant.

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