Galerie Karsten Greve hosts the American artist Kathleen Jacobs at its Parisian gallery for the first time. In this exhibition entitled LUMEN, the artist unveils works on paper and on canvas produced between 1990 and 2023.
Poetic and subtle, Kathleen Jacobs’ work is rooted in her personal experience, forged between tradition and artistic encounters.
Her fascination with trees, first of all, began with In Search of Times Past (1959), a work by the Austrian Bauhaus photographer Herbert Bayer (1900-1985). The photograph, with its surrealist accents, representing a settlement of aspens superimposed with eyes, hung on the wall of her father’s office, where it gradually permeated her subconscious and, later, her art.