FRIE J. JACOBS
I am an interdisciplinary artist. My oeuvre includes painting, drawings, three-dimensional and digital works, in-situ interventions, visual music scores, handmade artist's books,… For that I use just about everything that occurs in nature: plants, seeds, flowers, roots, a mushroom, charcoal, beeswax , rain, fire, ... but also acrylic and oil paint, photography, video.
I also create soundscapes for videos from mainly foreign artists, and I work together with others on various projects (including Urban Dialogues, a collaboration of ten artists from Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, India, Japan, New York, Nigeria, Spain and Belgium).
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Frie J. Jacobs is a Belgian visual artist. His credits include exhibiting at The 1st Feminnale of Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan, the Art Festival Watou in Belgium, and the Brussels International Underground Poetry Festival at Wiels. Along with participation in numerous group and solo art shows, he co-curated Project O and Foundation F, a roofless independent art project.
Jacobs also composes soundscapes for videos as first prize winner of the Slovak Press Photo Strangers in Motion, a collaboration with the Czech photographer and video maker Jana Hunterova, and is a member of the international artist collective, Urban Dialogues, with whom he made the exhibition Encontro de Rios in Lisbon in 2018.
He recently published photography in the U.S. anthology, Futures Trading.
A book about his work, entitled A lesser life, was published in 2017 with an introduction by New York writer Mark Blickley.
In the spring of 2022, a new book entitled Stiltenisse was published with text by the Belgian poet and art critic Inge Braeckman and a contribution on visual music scores by Jelle Dierickx, doctor of musicology. The focus in this publication is on the works realized with fire & wind and the visual music scores.