“If I could I would cover everything with my drawings”
Jacobs’ drawings are made with simple materials (pencils, pens and markers on paper, objects and walls) and investigate how we live and interact as a society.
They capture experiences of isolation, inertia, and desperation; human interaction and with suggestive, yet fragmented environments.
She builds upon a lexicon of imagery that she has been developing over multiple years. This “alphabet” is a personal language of evolving organic elements and patterns, including woven patterns.
Jacobs covers ridged objects in woven patterns, allowing the organic impression of the weave to create new relationships and visual trickery.
Hedwige Jacobs was born in Singapore. She holds a BFA from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Netherlands and an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Jacobs’ work has recently show at Box 13 ArtSpace, DiverseWorks, Lawndale Art Center, and Sawyer Yards in Houston, TX; the Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, TX; Friedman Benda Gallery and The Drawing Center in New York City; DAiS at Galeri Utama and ION Art Gallery in Singapore. She currently lives and works in Houston.