Jon Jacobsen Explores Tension in Real Subjects, Digital Manipulation

by Andy SmithPosted on

Chilean photographer and visual artist Jon Jacobsen works within the tension of the real and the fabricated in his digitally manipulated works. The artist has recently explored this with make-up artist Alex Box, dancer Jonathon Luke Baker, and director Nick Knight in a film created during his SHOWstudio residency. Their “Die Verwandlung” film “encompasses a fashion film, editorial and process imagery exploring metamorphosis and motion, informed by Jacobsen’s interest in the dichotomy between digital and organic states.”

“Self-taught, he started creating conceptual imagery at age fifteen in his hometown, Quintero, Chile,” a statement says. “His work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the abstract through different digital techniques, such as photomanipulations, illustrations and .GIF animations.”

Watch the clip below.

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