ABOUT CHRISTINA JACOBS
Detroit-area artist Christina Jacobs explores relationships between predetermined sets of colors. Through order and repetition, colors follow a rhythmic choreography. Lines and curves indicate boundaries that the pigments are expected to conform to. Yet, the colors run off the edge of the page, refusing to be contained, questioning the performance of control.
Much like a scientist in a lab, Christina creates through iteration, changing one or two variables at a time. She prefers mediums that let her begin with a concrete, limited palette such as colored pencil or screen printing. Even when painting, the first step in her process is planning and mixing all of the colors that will be used. Her work demonstrates that limitation can generate infinite possibilities.
She also creates work under the name Arsenal Handicraft, screen printing illustrations alongside her husband, Dennis.