Paul Jacobsen

Paul Jacobsen, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, was an assistant for Jeff Koons, Sean Scully, and Rudolph Stingel. In his series "Studies in Movements," he addresses the black flag, which is considered an authoritarian symbol representing the absence or resistance to a nation state. The artist has an increasingly critical view towards politics. Even though society is far from egalitarian, Jacobsen believes that a new, dark, chapter has recently begun in America's history, which is expressed through his video work in addition to his charcoal drawings. In Jacobsen's current works, the artist focuses on the motif of flags, the fabric abstracted into a distinctive, dark shape that seems to wave in the wind. Symbolically, Paul Jacobsen's works address the loss of values and the accompanying dwindling charisma of the national flag. His works on paper prove to be both a provocation and a haunting memorial.

1976

Born in Denver, USA

2001 - 2004

Painter for Jeff Koons, Manhattan, New York, USA

2003

Artist Assistant for Sean Scully, Manhattan, New York, USA

2006

Painter and assistant for Rudolf Stingel

lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA

2008

„Badlands: New Horizon in Landscape“, Denise Markonish, Cambridge: MIT Press

2013

„Paul Jacobsen: Orgone“, Denver: David B. Smith Gallery
„Village“, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2016

London, Monica "Nel Nido Del Gufo", Elle Decor Italia, May
Paglia, Michael “2015 Top Tens”, art ltd., January

2012

Wilder Quarterly, „Opening Ceremony New News: Inside Paul Jacobsen‘s Brooklyn Cabin”, 22.08.2012
Denver Post, „Denver‘s David B. Smith Gallery seizes the moment”, Ray Mark Rinaldi, 19.08.2012

2011

Artlog „Paul Jacobsen Pursuing a Utopian Apocalypse” Grace Yvette Gemmell, 2011
Huffington Post, „Jacobsen’s Counter and Culture”, Alexander Adler, 2011

2008

ArtInfo: Margery Gordon, 05.12.2008, Titelbild: Metaphorical Investigation of Metaphysical Reunion 300 × 185 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2008 Paul Jacobsen

2020

"Spiritual Surveillance", David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA

2019

Volta Basel, GALERIE VON&VON
Dallas Art Fair, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA

2018

„Material Ethereal“, Signs and Symbols, New York, USA

2017

„durch die Außenseite, die vergoldete Eule“, Hudson, New York, USA
„Trauerflaggen“, Galerie Tanja Grunert, New York, USA

2016

„Spirit Orbs“, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, USA

 

2015

„Outpost“, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA

2014

„Lean-to“, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York, USA

 

2013

„Orgone“, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA
„Village“, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2011

„Cabin“, Sunny’s Bar Back Room, Brooklyn, USA
„Mouthpiece“, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert,
New York, USA

2010

„Paul Jacobsen: Paintings and Drawings“,
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York, USA

2017

„Es gibt nichts, was ich sagen kann.“, Flag Kunststiftung, New York, USA              
„Fractured Body“, FAB Gallery of Tirana University of Arts, Albania

2016

„Metagalaktik“, David B Smith Galerie, Denver, Colorado, USA

 

2015

„Beyond 1.1“, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, USA

 

2014

„Nothing Is Ever What We Think“, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, USA

 

2013

„Monsalvat“, Bureau, New York, USA

 

2012

„Together Again“, Radiator Gallery, New York, USA
David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA

2011

David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA
„Homebody“, Still House, New York, USA

2010

„One Acre Plot“, Majestic Farm, New York, USA

2009

„Imaginary Home“, Anderson Ranch Arts Center,
Snowmass, USA

2008

„Badlands“, MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA

 

2006

„A Tribute to Paul Cézanne“, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA

2005

„Hedonistic Imperative“, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York, USA

 

2002

„Crumbs“, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, USA

 

2001

„Biennial“, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA

 

2000

„Biennial“, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA

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