Martin Jacobson

Born 1978, Sweden

Entering the pictorial world of Martin Jacobson is like stepping in the shades of a magic forrest. In his paintings myths meet and mingle. The intensity of his colours reinforces the sense of dream and unreality. He finds his sources of inspiration in abandoned pictorial material, in old book and magazine illustrations from the late 19th century. He recycles them, picking apart and reassembling disparate pictorial elements, then drawing and painting them in Indian ink and colour. Thus he slowly constructs his own fantasy worlds. Martin Jacobson reflects in the art of man’s place in the world and the existential questions of human life. He is educated at Malmö Art Academy.