• Henri Jacobs

    Galerie Paul Andriesse

    The new paintings of Dutch artist Henri Jacobs are dominated by grids, in sharp contrast to his earlier work, in which words and figures filled complex, mazelike interior spaces. The spaces in his new work are mysteriously empty; one can only guess at what might have taken place within them.

    In the piece entitled La Reconciliation (Reconciliation, 1995), Jacobs depicts four facades; each conveys a degree of depth by showing a glimpse of an empty interior through an open door. Three of these interiors are identical, but in the fourth only the ceiling is visible, so that the space inside is rendered

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