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Jana Jacob

b. 1982, Weingarten, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
@jana__jacob

About the artist
Jana Jacob

Jana Jacob’s meticulously rendered portraits explore insight and integrity in the genre of figurative art. Demonstrating an acute sensitivity to the psychological and emotional force of her subjects, her deceptively-precise brushstrokes seduce and disarm. Her iconic portraits adhere to their source – a photograph – emphasizing physical characteristics that define how we outwardly portray ourselves to the world. It is the spatio-temporal complexities of her paint that keep us engaged.

Each depicted character is surrounded by muted backgrounds, which heighten the notions of sensuality and self-disclosure as well as engender a profound and fragile sense of peace. These intrinsic details are parceled up in works of mobile immediacy, complex narratives about conscious and subconscious, anchored by relentless expressions in a somewhat unforgiving manner.

Defined by their clarity and empathetic warmth, Jacob’s paintings deeply question ever-shifting human connections and draw the viewer through the endless intricacies of looking.

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Selected works
Jana Jacob

NAJIB, Casablanca, 2019

acrylic on canvas
23.6 x 23.6 inches
60×60 cm

JACOB, Welsow, 2019

acrylic on canvas
23.6 x 23.6 inches
60×60 cm

MAB, Berlin, 2020

acrylic on canvas
23.6 x 23.6 inches
60×60 cm

SALMA, Paris, 2017

acrylic on canvas
23.6 x 23.6 inches
60 × 60 cm

MARIE, Berlin, 2020

acrylic on canvas
23.6 x 23.6 inches
60 × 60 cm

SALVATORE, Berlin, 2020

acrylic on canvas
23.6 x 23.6 inches
60 × 60 cm

DOMINIK, Berlin, 2021

acrylic on canvas
47.2 x 59 inches
120 x 150 cm

LEEN, Berlin, 2021

acrylic on canvas
47.2 x 39 .4 inches
120 x 100 cm

education and exhibitions
Jana Jacob

Education

2008
Diploma of Fine Arts at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste with professor Christian Jankowski, Stuttgart – DE
Resident artist at the Lobot Gallery, Oakland – CA

2007
Student residency in at the Californian College of the Arts, San Francisco – CA 

2005/2006
Student residency at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy with professor Bernard Marcadé , Paris – FR

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Artist`s Weekend Jana Jacob , hazegallery, Berlin – DE

2020
HOME/when there is nothing left to do, Studio Meimberg, Berlin – DE

2008
Reinraus, diploma exhibition, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart – DE

2007
Elle, Kunst im Kasten, subway in Stuttgart – DE

Group Exhibitions

2021
Concept of Authenticity, hazegallery, Berlin – DE

2020
EREIGNIS MALEREI, touring exhibition, Tapetenwerk, Städtische Galerie, Leipzig -DE
Wurzen, Rathausgalelerie Grimma – DE
Power Of Portrait, WomenPaintersRoom (WPR), Berlin – DE

2009
Fernbeziehung, Gallery 33, Berlin – DE

2008:
Cute show, Lobot Gallery, Oakland – CA
The Institute For Social Research And The Discovery Of Art God, Richmond Art Center, Richmond – CA
The Institute For Social Research And The Discovery Of Art God, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – DE

2006
Coming out of the Maultasche, Maccaronie Gallery, New York – NY

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