Devorah Jacoby is active/lives in California. Devorah Jacoby is known for abstract painting-social commentary.
Biography from Donna Seager Gallery
Devorah Jacoby's paintings are psychologically savvy. They expose
the multiple layers of human interaction and explore the duality
between the need to belong and the desire to be separate. They
grapple with real and complex impulses and dynamics found in all
relationships. The paintings are both fierce and beautiful, in one
presenting a woman stepping over dogs fornicating on the stairs, in
another a woman emerging from a roof, with a child on her back,
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There's humor to Jacoby's work,
strange and dark, while the colors and brushstrokes suggest that her
characters are both enchanted and frightened by the world they inhabit.
by such artists as Marlene Dumas and the Verist portrait painters Max
Beckmann, Otto Dix, Christian Schad and Egon Schiele, Jacoby's
expression is a painterly one. She moves masterfully between
detailed imagery and abstraction, delighting in the process.
Jacoby, is an abstract / figurative painter. Her sources of
inspiration are her own life experiences, nature, and the objects of
everyday life that surround her. Color, texture, and patterns also
fascinate her and are a characteristic theme that is frequently present
in her work.
Ms. Jacoby feels that painting has enabled her to
reflect upon her environment with a sensitive perspective, and uses the
oil paint's richfullness, versatility,and body to help her with her
vision. Before exploring art, Ms. Jacoby worked for many years as
a licensed psychotherapist. She now uses this strong
psychological background as a foundation for her art.
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