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L.Jakobsson


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Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media ... 47 Followers Member since 2006
Finland

Biography

I was born 16.2 1983 in Vaasa, Finland. I grew up in an artistic surrounding my father being a portrait painter.
I started painting seriously at 18 years old, and I´ve had 16 exhibitions of my own since that. Closest to my heart is portrait painting but I´m constantly working on new ways to express myself visually.

In te last 6 years I have also developed myself in other areas. I am working as a tattoo artist at Beauty Bay, Vaasa, Finland.

The step to start tattooing my art wasn´t far.....and I´m loving it. My goal is to become a really good portrait tattoo artist and pursue my journey as a fine artist same time.

I am a mother of two girls and my husband is a very skillful sculptor. Our children grow up like I did, surrounded by artistic talking and creativity. I´m happy to watch their interest in it, but I don+ t want to impact them too much. I want them to feel free to choose what they want in life.

I could be called a workaholic. Most days I work 10-12 hours and enjo... Read More

I was born 16.2 1983 in Vaasa, Finland. I grew up in an artistic surrounding my father being a portrait painter.
I started painting seriously at 18 years old, and I´ve had 16 exhibitions of my own since that. Closest to my heart is portrait painting but I´m constantly working on new ways to express myself visually.

In te last 6 years I have also developed myself in other areas. I am working as a tattoo artist at Beauty Bay, Vaasa, Finland.

The step to start tattooing my art wasn´t far.....and I´m loving it. My goal is to become a really good portrait tattoo artist and pursue my journey as a fine artist same time.

I am a mother of two girls and my husband is a very skillful sculptor. Our children grow up like I did, surrounded by artistic talking and creativity. I´m happy to watch their interest in it, but I don+ t want to impact them too much. I want them to feel free to choose what they want in life.

I could be called a workaholic. Most days I work 10-12 hours and enjoy every moment of it, constantly getting new ideas and ways of pursuing them. I love my work !!!
And instead of being ashamed of being away from home a lot I keep a constant conversation with my children, and I hope I´m being a good example for them in having big drams, ambition and never, ever giving up.

I have thrown away at least 90% of my works, I´m learning through trial and error....and what I´ve learned is that the most important thing you need when you create is to have a vision. To dare having a vision and believe in it. That´s often when people give up, because they lost their vision half way. Close your eyes - see it - do it - if you forget it, close your eyes again. Only your own truth will come out in its purest form. And that´s what you want to do. Nothing else. When you choose to work like this, things will fall into place. Read less

L.Jakobsson

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Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

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Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

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Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

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Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

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Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

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Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

blurrr5/yd.html


Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

blurrr5/yd.html


Performance Yaron David


Yaron David (Tel Aviv, Israel) - "The Phallic Series" (Performance)

The Phallic Series – Differing in their visual style and context, these three short parts of an ongoing series are united by a phallic theme.
Reproduction, a video documenting a performance, is a fantastical kitschy hybrid of peep show and chemical lab; Mother's Hands contradicts a series of manual exertions with the projected hands of the Mother. The images are reminiscent of figurine theatricals as well as Expressionism and slapstick comedy. The last part, Epilogue, based on collaboration with different artists – powerful women interact with me in a sexy-macabre way (until now I invited Israeli, Irish and Polish artists in few Festivals around Europe and Israel). The meeting with Linda Jakobsson in Pair01 Festival in Lahti was a real surprising and powerful – when I met her, just half an hour before the performance, I knew we can trust our instincts. We could feel the electricity in the air. It was a real gift to trust a great performer, with a magical presence.

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A bed


A bed made of clay that my class made. We made one piece each. Hard work.


Performance 2006


I participated earlier this fall in a performance by Yaron David, from Israel. He came to Lahti, Finland, to be part of the performance days in Lahti. It was a great experience, and as soon as I get a statement from him, I will put it up here. As it is not my performance, and I got to know the same day about it, we rehearsed maybe 15 minutes and off we went on stage :)


Drawing drawing.


Performance 2006


I participated earlier this fall in a performance by Yaron David, from Israel. He came to Lahti, Finland, to be part of the performance days in Lahti. It was a great experience, and as soon as I get a statement from him, I will put it up here. As it is not my performance, and I got to know the same day about it, we rehearsed maybe 15 minutes and off we went on stage :)


Something I built.


Teachers discussing my work.....


Performance 2006


I participated earlier this fall in a performance by Yaron David, from Israel. He came to Lahti, Finland, to be part of the performance days in Lahti. It was a great experience, and as soon as I get a statement from him, I will put it up here. As it is not my performance, and I got to know the same day about it, we rehearsed maybe 15 minutes and off we went on stage :)


Hanging around


Performance 2006


I participated earlier this fall in a performance by Yaron David, from Israel. He came to Lahti, Finland, to be part of the performance days in Lahti. It was a great experience, and as soon as I get a statement from him, I will put it up here. As it is not my performance, and I got to know the same day about it, we rehearsed maybe 15 minutes and off we went on stage :)


Tapio vartianen's portrait


In 2013 i was honored to paint the portrait of Tapio Vartiainen.


Working....hm * cough*


Exhibition Sph(e)Res 2007 Linda & Jean


Exhibition 2007 in Vasa, Finland.


Exhibition 2007 Vasa, Finland


Working!!!



Exhibition 2007 in Vasa, Finland.


Exhibition 2007 Vasa, Finland


What a mess......


Exhibition Sph(e)Res 2007 Linda & Jean


Exhibition 2007 in Vasa, Finland.


Children´s book


I illustrated a children´s book this summer and this is the newspaper article.


Studio


Exhibition Sph(e)Res 2007 Linda & Jean


Exhibition 2007 in Vasa, Finland.


Borgåbladet 2004.


Studio


Exhibition Sph(e)Res 2007 Linda & Jean


Borgåbladet 2004.


This was for a show in Borgå, Finland 2004. When I read it now I feel like I was veeeery young back then....:)


Growth


Growth

This exhibition called " Growth", I dedicate to my unborn child, due two months away. This year has been a period of growth, both mentally and physically. This is a time familiar to everybody who have set children into this world - growth - it is overwhelming and beautiful , but also painful and confusing, and it will change you forever.

The human eye would not look like a human eye if there hadn´t existed one before. My fascination for the human face and body seems never to fade, or not only the human figure, but the one of all living creatures. It is like a mystical shell that keeps the human being together, his thoughts, love, history and fears. But when you look into a loved one´s eyes, or the ones of a child or an old man, ask yourself if the physical appeareance really is nothing but a shell. The face, the eyes and figure are the tools we express ourselves with and this is what I want to interpret.

Det mänskliga ögat hade inte liknat ett sådant om det inte funnits innan. Min fascination för det mänskliga ansiktet och figuren verkar aldrig ta slut. Inte bara det mänskliga utan alla levande väsen. Det mystiska skalet som bär alla tankar, känslor, historia, rädslor, glädjeämnen.......ansiktet med sina oändliga skiftningar kan tolkas i all evighet. Vi söker efter att förstå oss själva, att förstå vem vi är och varifrån vi kommer. När du ser din älskades ögon, en gammal mans eller ett barns ögon, kanske du inser att det du ser framför dig egentligen bara är ett skal, ett skal som bär något ofattbart inom sig. Ansiktet, ögonen och figuren är verktyg för att tolka detta, och det är vad jag försöker göra.


I´m not looking for any change, or to teach somebody something with my work – rather make the beholder remember something he/she experiences before, help them find a long-lost dream, memory or place they once knew. Remind them of something they forsaken. The beholder creates the artwork with his eye. I am not painting the truth, I just have an urgent need to express feelings, ambiences, experiences, maybe it is my own truth. I don´t have the answers, I am throwing out the questions, about life.


I dreamt last night that I knew about a secret house on the backyard of my childhood home, just where our old rabbit cages were. It was barely the size for a cathouse, with several smaller buildings beside each other.




I wanted to live there with A. At first sight, he thought it looked small, but I knew that if we just got into, we´d find a big palace under the ground. Very old, with many many rooms with strange pictures on the walls. But the entrance was so small we had to crawl into it, getting all dirty and scrubbed. I explained all this to him, and he didn´t make fun of it, he believed everything I said. We got into it, even though it wasn´t very easy. It could be a problem to get in and out with the baby, couldn´t it? Well, when we finally got into it we were amazed of how big it was and how interesting the countless rooms were. Somebody else´s old furniture was still left, dusty and dirty, and a bunch of weird stuff. We realized it would take a lot of hard work to make the place decent, but we were just excited and sure that we found our home.
Everybody who heard about our underground house laughed at us and thought we were mad. But we didn´t hesitate one moment.
Naked we crawled through the sandy entrance into our home.

This dream makes me calm and relieved. It convinces me I don´t have to be afraid of the choices I´ve made, and will make. I just have to keep belief, that there is something big and fantastic under the ground, invisible to other people, that I have to brave enough to dig it out myself. That all I am looking for is already existing, if I believe it. If I don´t believe it, it stops existing.


How shall we relate to everything happening inside our head, it is too much, it is too breathtaking and frightening, I must find the right expression to not break into pieces, to not go under. I have, for different reasons chosen painting to be my expression, something I rely everything on. And when my sensitivity and “too much thinking…” takes over, I feel incapable of painting, every time I think I will die. I wish I could find focus, a focus I can rely on, but my head and heart are always too crowded, and I constantly find myself in a storm. I don´t know what I would be like without that storm. It makes me trip over one time after another, but maybe without it, I wouldn´t have anything to express?



Sometimes I forget who I thought I was. I am like a white page. I can not speak, I can not see or hear. Who was I? Who am I? Who will I be when you come into my life? I thought I will not be capable of taking care of you, that you will ruin me. I have been a selfish idiot.

Sometimes I don´t see how people are capable of keeping sane.Or maybe they are not sane? Does everybody feel incomplete and thirsty, falling apart when they can´t find the right expression? Is it possible to create balance between yourself, your art, and other people?

And soon I will not be just one, I will be two.

I am afraid of you coming. But little by little, I realize that you will be more important in my life than I. Maybe I will feel more complete with you? Maybe you are the piece missing? And I promise you, dear, dear little person growing inside me, that we will give you everything. You were made with love and you will live your life surrounded with love. You came to us from above, a sunny summerday. We will not tell you what to do, we will just show you how big the sky is, and the earth, and set you free by loving you more than anything else. We will show you everything we know, and hopefully that will make you grow and let you become everything you want to be. We will stand behind you in all your dreams. We don´t have the right to make you somebody, you will do that yourself. Through you I will live, you make me big, you make me something more than just me. And without you, everything I do will be worthless. Come, come, we wait for you, our great adventure will start soon. Mamma.


Ska jag då bli förlöst.....jag har varit så uppgiven och tänkt att förlösningen aldrig kommer, att jag valt fel spår och att allt är för sent. Jag kan inte vända om, och jag vågar inte se framför mig. Jag får helt enkelt inte alla komponenter i mitt liv att fungera i harmoni med varandra, och det skapar konflikter och obalans. Men tänk, bara tänk, om jag lyckades förena dem! Om alla skärvor kunde fungera som en helhet, och den helheten skulle utgöra mitt liv och mitt konstnärsskap! De skulle ge varandra fruktsamhet och kreativitet, ge och ta näring i varandra. Kanske måleriet därför känns så bottenlöst svårt att vara i, därför att jag hela tiden isolerar det från allt annat? Men om jag är modig och vågar lägga ihop alla komponenter som utgör mitt liv, kanske jag kan finna en balans.


And we still have it all ahead of us.


Painting


I´m working on a painting that we put up in the middle of the road on a great rock. The project was called Let´s Rock :)


Älska och flyga


Älska och flyga



står ingraverat på ryska i våra vigselringar. Älskar vi och flyger eller älskar vi att flyga? Både och! 

Denna utställning tillägnas kärleken. Den mellan man och kvinna, förälder och barn, mellan människa och djur, människa och människa. Jag tror kärleken är det största och det som i slutändan håller oss levande. Utan kärlek hade vi nog aldrig överlevt. Vad är det för en kraft som får oss att göra vad som helst för en annan, till och med dö? 

Vi fick vår lilla dotter för ett halvår sedan. Alla som upplevt att få ett barn vet nog vilken kraft jag talar om. Den kärleken, till ett barn, är större än livet självt. Det är en urkraft som hållit människan vid liv genom årtusenden. Den är överväldigande, men också smärtsam och förvirrande, och den förändrar en för alltid. 

Det mänskliga ögat hade inte liknat ett sådant om det inte funnits ett innan. Min fascination för det mänskliga ansiktet och figuren verkar aldrig ta slut. Inte bara för det mänskliga utan för alla levande väsen. Det mystiska skalet som bär alla tankar, känslor, historia, rädslor, glädjeämnen.......ansiktet med sina oändliga skiftningar kan tolkas i  evighet. Vi söker efter att förstå oss själva, att förstå vem vi är och varifrån vi kommer. När du ser din älskades ögon, en gammal mans eller ett barns ögon, kanske du inser att det du ser framför dig egentligen bara är ett skal, ett skal som bär något ofattbart inom sig.  Ansiktet, ögonen och figuren är verktyg för att tolka detta, och det är vad jag försöker göra. 


Jag söker inte att förändra något, eller lära någon något med mitt arbete - min önskan är snarare att betraktaren med hjälp av konsten  skall kunna förnimma  något djupt inom sig själv. En dröm man nästan glömt, ett ställe i barndomen, en hand i din. Påminna betraktaren om något hon/han glömt.  Betraktaren skapar konstverket med sitt öga. Jag målar ingen sanning, jag har bara ett obönhörligt behov av att uttrycka känsla, stämning, och erfarenhet i konst. Kanske det är min sanning jag målar. Jag har inga svar, jag kastar ut frågorna, frågor om livets väsen. 

Hur skall man förhålla sig till allt som händer i huvudet? Ibland är det för mycket, för skrämmande. Jag måste hitta ett uttryck för det, för att inte bryta samman. Jag har , av olika anledningar, valt måleriet som mitt uttryck. Det är min andning, mitt blod. De gånger(och de kommer) när jag inte når dit jag vill, tror jag att jag skall dö. Jag kämpat ständigt för att behålla fokus, och för att få fram ett klarare och starkare uttryck. Det är en storm som aldrig är riktigt stilla. Ibland infinner sig en önskan om större balans, men som kanske inte är möjlig? Jag vet inte vad jag vore utan den stormen. Jag faller omkull gång efter gång, men utan den kanske det inte fanns något att säga överhuvudtaget. 

Ibland undrar jag hur folk egentligen kan hålla sig friska mentalt. Eller kanske de inte är det? Känner alla sig ofärdiga och törstiga, och faller de sönder när de inte hittar det rätta uttrycket? Är det möjligt att hitta balans mellan sig själv, sin konst och sin omvärld?

När vi började vänta vårt barn bodde vi i olika länder. Vi hade bara varit tillsammans i tre månader. Vi var båda studerande, hade inget gemensamt hem. Men vi var oerhört förälskade och bestämde att det skall fungera mot alla odds, och gifte oss. Då kan man lätt känna att omvärlden inte är så förstående. 

En natt strax innan vår dotter föddes hade jag en väldigt tydlig dröm. Det var på min barndomsgård, bakom skjulet vid de gamla övergivna kaninburarna, där hittade jag en märklig koja som öppnade sig ner under marken. Det var i storlek för en katt, men under marken uppenbarade sig stora vackra rum med fantastiska bilder på väggarna. Men ingången var otroligt trång och sandig och svår att komma in igenom. Alla jag berättade det för tyckte jag var galen, men jag hade bestämt att det skulle gå att bo där. Vi skulle bo där med vår baby. Vi tvekade inte ett ögonblick, vi hade funnit vårt hem, även om ingen trodde på oss. 

Jag tycker det finns så mycket symbolik i den drömmen. Den gjorde mig lugn, Den övertygade mig om att man inte behöver vara rädd för de val man gör, för att göra val utifrån mod, och inte utifrån rädsla.  Våga att tro, att det finns något fantastiskt bakom varje liten lucka, osynligt för ögat, som du måste vara tillräckligt modig för att gräva fram. Allt man söker existerar redan, om du tror på det. Om du slutar tro, existerar det inte mera. 



Min förra utställning var i Helsingfors i januari 2008. Så här skrev jag då ; (Till mitt ofödda barn.)



"Ibland glömmer jag vem jag var. Jag är som ett oskrivet blad. Kan inte tala, se eller höra. Vem var jag? Vem blir jag när du kommer in i mitt liv?Jag har trott att jag inte skall kunna ta hand om dig, att du skall förstöra allt. Jag har varit så självisk.

Snart är jag inte en, utan två.

Jag är rädd för din ankomst. Men småningom, inser jag att du kommer att vara viktigare i mitt liv än jag. Kanske blir jag hel med dig? Kanske du är pusselbiten som fattas? Och jag lovar dig, kära lilla persom som växer i mig, att vi skall ge dig allt.
Du gjordes med kärlek och du skall få leva ditt liv i kärlek. Du kom till oss från ovan en solig sommardag. Vi kommer inte att säga till dig vad du skall göra, vi skall bara visa dig hur stor himlen och marken är, och släppa dig fri genom vår kärlek till dig. Vi skall visa dig allt vi vet, och hoppas att du kommer att växa dig större vi,  och bli det du vill. Vi står bakom dig i dina drömmar. Vi har ingen rätt att göra dig till någon, för det kommer du att göra själv. Genom dig kan vi leva, du gör världen till något mer. Och utan dig kommer allt jag gör att vara utan värde. Kom, kom, vi väntar, vårt stora äventyr börjar snart. 
Mamma


Ska jag då bli förlöst.....jag har varit så uppgiven och tänkt att förlösningen aldrig kommer, att jag valt fel spår och att allt är för sent. Jag kan inte vända om, och jag vågar inte se framför mig. Jag får helt enkelt inte alla komponenter i mitt liv att fungera i harmoni med varandra, och det skapar konflikter och obalans. Men tänk, bara tänk, om jag lyckades förena dem! Om alla skärvor kunde fungera som en helhet, och den helheten skulle utgöra mitt liv och mitt konstnärsskap! De skulle ge varandra fruktsamhet och kreativitet, ge och ta näring i varandra. Kanske måleriet därför känns så bottenlöst svårt att vara i, därför att jag hela tiden isolerar det från allt annat? Men om jag är modig och vågar lägga ihop alla komponenter som utgör mitt liv, kanske jag kan finna en balans. "

När jag läser det, kan jag bara konstatera att jag är en helt annan person idag, efter Lucias födelse. Allt det jag kämpade med då, ser ut att ha fallit på plats. 



Och vi har ännu allt framför oss.


L. J. K. 2008


Test


My work when applying to school, the theme was virtual sea. I have made a painting and a sort of sulpture with a tap, mirrors and blood.


My studio last year


This is what it looks like when I´m working.....



At this point I want to quote one of the most brilliant masters of art....

" It misses the point
to ask me
what the scenes
in my paintings mean.
I do simply not
know myself.
Moreover, I´m not
at all interested
in knowing. "

~ Beksinski

I very much agree with him in this thing. With my works, I want to remind people of something. Something they vagely can remember from a dream, or from a life before now. Because I myself have strong visions of things, places and happenings that I cannot place into my life, or know where they come from. These I want to express, and whenever a person experiences something through my work, of course it fulfills me. Usually I don´t want to talk about my artworks before the one who asks has thought about it for a while himself. I want to point out that I do not have the answers. I wish people can discover the questions and the answers through artworks. My original purpose with my art are not more right than something that others can experience through them. The answers are within you. As they are within me. But they are not answers to what my artworks really are, but to each one´s questions of life.


I have always had a strong feeling that I want to express myself visually, but also in performance like singing/dancing/acting. I believe that with hard work , passion and talent it is possible to achieve anything.


Art Exhibition 2005


L.Jakobsson


I was born 16.2 1983 in Vaasa, Finland. I grew up in an artistic surrounding my father being a portrait painter.
I started painting seriously at 18 years old, and I´ve had 16 exhibitions of my own since that. Closest to my heart is portrait painting but I´m constantly working on new ways to express myself visually.

In te last 2 years I have also developed myself in other areas. I am working as a nail/make-up/ lash artist at Beauty Bay, Vaasa, Finland.

The step to start tattooing my art wasn´t far.....and I´m loving it. My goal is to become a really good portrait tattoo artist and pursue my journey as a fine artist same time.

I am a mother of two girls and my husband is a very skillful sculptor. Our children grow up like I did, surrounded by artistic talking and creativity. I´m happy to watch their interest in it, but I don+ t want to impact them too much. I want them to feel free to choose what they want in life.

I could be called a workaholic. Most days I work 10-12 hours and enjoy every moment of it, constantly getting new ideas and ways of pursuing them. I love my work !!!
And instead of being ashamed of being away from home a lot I keep a constant conversation with my children, and I hope I´m being a good example for them in having big drams, ambition and never, ever giving up.

I have thrown away at least 90% of my works, I´m learning through trial and error....and what I´ve learned is that the most important thing you need when you create is to have a vision. To dare having a vision and believe in it. That´s often when people give up, because they lost their vision half way. Close your eyes - see it - do it - if you forget it, close your eyes again. Only your own truth will come out in its purest form. And that´s what you want to do. Nothing else. When you choose to work like this, things will fall into place.


www.lindajakobsson.fi


ATTENTION! New adress from December 1 ; www.lindajakobsson.fi
I thank artmajeur for these great 5 years, it´ s been a great time!!!!