Martin Jacobson

art photography

Reign

Inside the compact darkness of an abandoned iron mine an artistic excavation is carried out. With the light of a repeating flash the mine is explored and colours buried under the grey dust are revealed, allowing one to perceive a fractal pattern of cracks and facets innate to the mountain, a pattern released for interpretation in a manner similar to a well known test by Hermann Rorschach.

Code
Code / 2015 / 60x60cm


Unravel
Unravel / 2015 / 30x40cm


Affector Inclusion Parallel
Affector / 2015 / 13x60cm
Inclusion / 2015 / 17x60cm
Parallel / 2015 / 20x60cm


Guide
Guide / 2015 / 40x60cm


Debut
Debut / 2015 / 60x40cm


Source
Source / 2015 / 40x60cm


Response
Source / 2015 / 40x55cm


Remedy
Source / 2015 / 45x40cm


Node
Source / 2015 / 35x48cm


Landscapes

Trying to capture the landscape I felt, hundreds of exposures are combined regarding distinction and indefinition.

Two hundred landscapes
Tvåhundra landskap / Two hundred landscapes / 2009 / c-print 140x100cm


Bog
Mosse / Bog / 2010 / c-print 140x100cm


Fields
Fält / Fields / 2011 / c-print 186x124cm


Winter 2
Vinter 2 / Winter 2 / 2011 / c-print 100x70cm


Forest
Skog / Forest / 2010 / c-print 140x100cm


Forest 2
Skog 2 / Forest 2 / 2011 / c-print 140x100cm


Lake
Sjö / Lake / 2011 / c-print 140x100cm


Winter
Vinter / Winter / 2011 / c-print 140x100cm


Archipelago
Arkipelag / Archipelago / 2010 / c-print 140x100cm


Layers

Layers
Lager / Layers / 2010 / multi layer lightbox installation 140x95x40cm


Layers
Lager / Layers / 2010 / multi layer lightbox installation 140x95x40cm


Microfictions

Winter night
Vinternatt / Winter night / 2009 / c-print 86x100cm


Artist statement


Occasionally I find myself in an environment that lends me a certain mental shift; a somewhat transparent perspective of reality. This is when I pick up my camera and begin to capture the moment, only to realize that it will not happen that easily. Puzzled and slightly irritated I plan to come back later to do it properly. Often going into the extremes, the amount of shots taken becomes an analysis of my environment and the project turns into a matter of understanding and compiling all the data into something that resembles or feel related to the original affect.



Contact


Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Exhibitions & Education


2013 Smålands salong för foto, Jönköping
2012 Landskap, Galleri Braheparken, Jönköping
2011 Landskap, Galleri Eklund, Stockholm
2010 Liljevalchs vårsalong, Stockholm
2010 Fotomässan, Göteborg
2010 Länssalongen, Jönköping
2010 Konst eller vetenskap, Galleri monitor, Göteborg
2010 Examensutställning, Röda Sten, Göteborg
2009 Mikrofiktioner, Galleri Oro, Göteborg

2007-2010 Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, HFF, Gothenburg University
2007 Preparatory art theory, Gothenburg University
2006 Preparatory art studies, Angeredsateljén, Gothenburg
2005-2006 Interdisciplinary studies of art, mind and spirit, India
2003-2005 Media Technology, Linköping University