Jacob Freeman is a Canadian Painter who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jacob obtained his BFA from the University of Western Ontario in 2016. Fascinated by painting’s long history, his work explores how the appropriation and transmutation of historical tropes and motifs can lead contemporary painting to untrodden aesthetic spaces. Jacob draws from the iconography of American culture; how the costume and performance endemic to the region relate to world building and historical painting. The paintings also involve a love of the poetic structure of nature, and the seemingly endless possibilities for allegory and narrative that this subject matter offers.
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