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Artist Rick Jacobi


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Biography


 
 
     
 
After twenty years of doing commercial illustration, I left that line of work and became a high school art teacher at a charter school for the arts. During that time, I essentially became reborn as an artist. Since 2008 I have been painting a type of art that I am currently referring to as "Psychedelic Surrealism". Having retired from teaching in 2014, I now devote the bulk of my time to my personal art.
 
My interests and influences include: metaphysical and esoteric studies, ancient cultures, lost civilizations, semiotics (the study of signs and symbols), sacred geometry, comparative religion & spirituality, the nature of consciousness, tarot, UFOs, aliens, etc.
 
I also had a career as a professional musician, but that's another story...
 
 
Education:
BFA, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, 1980. Illustration major.
MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), Wayne State University, Detroit, 2005. Major in Secondary Art Education.
I have also studied with renowned visionary artists Alex & Allyson Grey, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, and Amanda Sage.
 
 
Quotes from other people about my work:
 
On my painting "Deus Arcanum": "That piece is a cool mystical cartoon surreal alchemical opus. Well done. Applause, applause!"
-- Alex Grey"Holy shit!!!!! Amazing work!!!!!"-- Chet Zar
 
"Your art seems to exist on a wonderfully fuzzy line between a kind of controlled psychedelia and a sublime divine pattern organization."
-- Lewis Saul On my painting "The Oracle": "Disturbingly fascinating, amazingly grotesque, yet utterly elegant."
-- Gwen Carr"Rick, your art is spectacular-- divined, a calling from another universe, a deep place."-- Skip Davis
 
"Rick Jacobi’s unique artistic voice resounds far above the ubiquitous chorus of psychedelic monotony and meaningless abstraction. His deep affinity with the ancient mysteries emerges in a most delectable way through his vibrant palette and fine technique. For every step the deconstructionists took toward abandoning decency and forsaking technique, Rick takes 10 steps closer to [...]

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