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Jan-Otto Jacobsen


Jan-Otto Jacobsen is a visual artist from Oslo, Norway. He lives and works just outside Oslo.

His work displays an influence of neo-expressionism, pop-art and primitivism.


His creative process is influenced by the Stream of Consciousness, a method to depict the different thoughts and feelings, which pass through the mind.

He starts directly onto the canvas without previous planning of any kind to determine the final image configuration.

Jacobsen finds inspiration topics in people, symbolic image and day-to-day urban life. The human being and the head are often central in his images.

His works are filled with bold brushwork, rich textures and colours, the expressive images balancing in between primitivism and refinement. His paintings are often filled with text and codes of all kinds.



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