Martin Jacobson
Swedish, born 1978
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Andréhn-Schiptjenko at CHART | ART FAIR 2018,
Andréhn-Schiptjenko
2017
Martin Jacobson at Andréhn-Schiptjenko,
Andréhn-Schiptjenko
2014
Martin Jacobson - Landscapes,
Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Martin Jacobson deconstructs the conventions of landscape painting by appropriating clichéd motifs of the genre, such as sunsets, moonlight, roads, mountains, water, and sky. “I look for archetypal motifs and themes … that somehow reflect collective dreams … images with a potential to describe the fundamental conditions of our existence,” he says. He derives his images from sources as varied as postcards of art historical images, newspapers, and books from primarily the late 19th century, a period he calls “modernism’s childhood.” Jacobson paints using unnaturally bright colors that distance his works from historically similar paintings that attempt to accurately represent nature.