Grotesque Portraits Exaggerate Physical Insecurities

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The portraits of of Gregory Jacobsen hover somewhere between grotesque and sadly real.  He focuses in on the peculiarities that makes each face unique.  These peculiarities, our physical insecurities, are strangely exaggerated.  Though the faces may look ugly they’re also somehow familiar.  Jacobson says of his work:

“I paint figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me…a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, underbites and exciting flags held in dainty orifices…The work is absurd, grotesque and a bit brutal but I try to bring the viewer in with lush and glowing surfaces. Essentially the work is about human failure and weakness groomed and developed to be an asset.”

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Gregory Jacobsen’s Awesome Paintings of Disembowled Figures and Rotting Organic Material

 

Gruesome take on portraiture and the still life from Chicago-based artist Gregory Jacobsen.

I paint figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me…a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, underbites and exciting flags held in dainty orifices. Over the years this work has developed into piles…meat, junk and fruit constructed into heroic yet pathetic towers spattered with gloppy sauce. The work is absurd, grotesque and a bit brutal but I try to bring the viewer in with lush and glowing surfaces. Essentially the work is about human failure and weakness groomed and developed to be an asset.

Jacobsen is currently showing a large number of new paintings at Zg Gallery in Chicago. Definitely worth a look if you’re out that way. Click through to see more. So good. Read More >

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grilled sourdough skin, irrigated tuna casserole, stretch wigs!

600_1228414846Gregory Jacobsen’s paintings give me a feeling akin to working at a gynecology clinic for several years.

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