A solo exhibition by Jacob Lindo
Meant to be Broken
Known for thought-provoking juxtapositions of disparate fragments in his works, Jacob Lindo produces a collection of much-awaited paintings that are direct translations of his paper collages in “Rule of Thumb.” In his recent works, Lindo explores the artistic journey itself, the struggle through its peaks and lows, crannies and plateaus. While executing his works, he investigates the essence of art production, weighing self-scrutiny versus public judgment.
Work tools are prevalent in Lindo’s works, as a moving testament to keep pursuing one’s goals and getting projects done. Anatomical features are cut up, but often show hands as an ode to labor and the power of well-thought out actions; feet are also held in prominence as the force that propels one forward. He stays true to his influences from cubist imagery, counter culture and oddities, with random elements in his works creating visual narratives filled with ambiguity and challenging sensibilities along the way. Storybook illustration-colors are devised to take his audiences’ perceptions into their comfort zones while he sets them up for a visual barrage of seemingly unrelated objects that eerily make up a cohesive whole that is equal parts whimsical and weighty without being overtly hard sell. For Lindo, personal and public biases may spell the differences between what is acceptable and what is not; the bottom line is, artists may be individuals most expected, even encouraged, to break the rules, and he wholeheartedly accepts the challenge.
Jacob Lindo is a professional artist who specializes in collage, painting and sculpture. He graduated from Far Eastern University, majoring in Advertising Arts, and has had nine solo exhibitions since 2010. He has been joining art competitions since his student days, placing as Finalist in the Oil Painting Category in the 38th, 39th and 41st Shell National Students’ Arts Competition, and winning third place in the same tilt’s sculpture category in 2006. He also won as Semi-finalist in the 2009 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence National Competition sculpture category. He was one of the featured artists of the recently-held Art in the Park 2018.
Words by Kaye O’Yek