Untitled #13, acrylic on canvas 100x100cm, 2011
Eti Jacobi, Untitled #6 ,Acrylic on Canvas, 100x100cm, 2011
Eti Jacobi, Who will get in first, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110x100cm, 1990
Eti Jacobi, Waiting for supper, Mixed Media on Canvas, 120x115cm, 1990
Eti Jacobi, And They Were Happy Because They Had Been Kind, Mixed Media on Canvas, 100x110cm, 1990
Eti Jacobi, Donkies and Fairies Drawing Installation, Ink on Paper, 35x45cm, 2005
Eti Jacobi, Landscape with a Boat, Acrylic on Plywood, 110x120cm, 2007
Eti Jacobi, Landscape with a Girl and Boats , Acrylic on Plywood, 80x120cm, 2007
Eti Jacobi, Landscape with a Girl (Andromeda), Acrylic on Plywood, 80x120cm, 2007
Eti Jacobi, Donkies and Fairies Drawing Installation, Ink on Paper, 35x45cm each, 2005
Eti Jacobi, Wizard's Duel, Drawing Installation, Ink on Paper, 560x600cm, (48 Drawings),Tel Aviv Art Museum, 2003
Eti Jacobi, A New Way of Crossing Bridges, Acrylic on Canvas, 90x90cm, 1996
Eti Jacobi, Wow! That's Good, water colors on paper, 65x50cm, 1997
Eti Jacobi, Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 90x90cm, 1995
Eti Jacobi, Untitled (Bees and Birds), Mixed Media on Canvas, 100x110cm, 1993
Eti Jacobi, Pepito Had Never Seen Winged Donkeys, water colors on paper, 50x40cm, 1997
Eti Jacobi, Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 60x60cm, 1995
Eti Jacobi, Points of View, Installation View, Tel Aviv Art Museum, 2004
Eti Jacobi, Ready to go Fishing, oil and acrlic on canvas, 224x130cm, 1997

Eti Jacobi

 

Eti Jacobi was born in Israel in 1961. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.

 

Eti Jacobi’s early paintings demonstrated an unusual sensibility. Innocence, purity, and childishness are present in her works alongside eroticism and ethics, illustrated in a very different manner to previous manifestations of similar themes. Jacobi borrows references from the illustrations of Walt Disney as well as from classical European paintings.

 

Jacobi opposes the attribution of classical historical painting as “high art”, mature and masculine classical painting versus the “low art” of animated cartoons which focus on the childish. The swift motion, typical of animation, bestows a miraculous quality upon her paintings, in which the flickering of reality turns her pieces into a series of magical moments. Jacobi combines the fairytale mentality and the virtuosity of realization so that the spirit of animation imbues the paintings. She tries to release a fairy-like act, created by little devious picturesque tricks, or in the artist’s words: “My painting is the utmost degree of stuttering fairytales”.

 

In a later series of paintings, the main body of work featured a figure of a fairy on black canvas. In her most recent paintings, Jacobi used colors disconnected from the painted subject. Light covered the canvas as a rainbow – the purest appearance of all colors.

 

Eti Jacobi showed in a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; and in many group exhibitions  such as : Herzlya Museum, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum, Haifa Museum, Petach Tikva Museum.

 

Eti Jacobi has received the Jacques and Eugénie O’Hana Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Minister of Education, Culture, and Sport Artists Awards for yound artist and creation Art.

Eti Jacobi
1961 born in Jaffa, Israel

 

Education
1981-1983 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1985-1988 B.A., Classical Studies and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University

 

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Eti Jacobi New Paintings, Artists Workshop, Tel Aviv
2011 Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
2010 Blank Rainbow, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2008 What of the Night, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2005 Fairies & Donkeys, Noga Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2001 Shall Reap In Joy, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 New Paintings, The Art Department Gallery, Haifa University
1999 1983 Drawings, Peer Gallery, Tel Aviv
1997 The World of Wonders 3, paintings 1996-1997, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1995 New Paintings, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993 The Birds and the Bees, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1992 New Paintings, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1990 The World of Wonders 2, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989 The World of Wonders, Aika Brown Gallery, Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem

 

Group Exhibitions
2018 Erotic Salon, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2017 Yael Dreams, Art + Text, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Escape, Artists House, Tel Aviv
2010 Ministry of Culture Award Exhibition, Herzliya Museum of Art
2010 Gustave Dore’s Illustrations of the Bible and Israeli Contemporary Art,
2010 The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 Heaven, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2008 Eventually We’ll Die: Young Art in Israel of the Nineties, Herzliya Museum of Art
2007 Paper, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2006 Apropos Les Demoiselles, Petach -Tikva Museum of Art, Petach -Tikva
2006 Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, with Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art
2005 5 Artists, Alon Segev, Gallery, Tel Aviv
2004 Point of View, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2003 Affirmative Action, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2002 Painting, Haifa Museum
2002 Action-Express, The Center for Contemporary Art, Kalisher, Tel Aviv
2001 Sun, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2001 Story Teller, Peer Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 Love at First Sight, The Arturo Schwarz Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1998 Vision of Light, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1998 Women Artists in the Israeli Art 1948-1998, Haifa Museum
1998 To the East – Orientalism in the Arts in Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1996 Itzhak Golombek, Eti Jacobi, Gil Shachar, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 Virtual Reality, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1994 Three: Michal Na’aman, Dganit Berest, Eti Jacobi, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993 Subtropical: Between Figuration and Abstraction, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1993 New Works: Gallery’s Artists, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991 Israeli Art Now – An Extensive Presentation, Summer 1991, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1990 Feminine Presence – Israeli Women Artists in the 70s & 80s, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1989 Ministry of Education and Culture Prize for a Young Artist, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1988 Fresh Paint – The Younger Generation in Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1987 Pinchas Cohen Gan Presents, Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1981 Argaman Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

Prizes
2009 The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Artists Award
2001 The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Artists Award
1992 Jacques and Eugénie O’Hana Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1989 Ministry of Education and Culture Prize for a Young Artist

 

Collections
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art Collection
The Israel Museum Collection, Jerusalem
The Arturo Schwarz Collection, at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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