Artist Rick Jacobi

An example of fine art by Rick Jacobi

Photo of Rick Jacobi
  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.rickjacobiart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $17.00 - $150.00
    (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)


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...
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 [...]

Read the rest of this bio on the artist's website >>

Content Copyright - Rick Jacobi Fine Art