Paul Jacobsen


Charocal on Paper

185 x 125 cm


€ 7.000,00

Through the free-swinging paper, the charcoal drawing impressively conveys the movement of a flag in the wind.

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.


Born in Denver, USA

2001 - 2004

Painter for Jeff Koons, Manhattan, New York, USA


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


Painter and assistant for Rudolf Stingel

lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA


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


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


Chris Hartman,  Upstate Diary, Fall


Ambrose Martos, “Paul Jacobsen Building and Burning” Jugular Magazine


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


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


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


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

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