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Saturday Studio Shot

Working on my thesis show. Coming summer 2019!

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New Work: The Mechanism of Language

I just finished this commissioned piece for a friend.

The Mechanism of Language. Jacob Rowan. Ink, graphite, and flashe paint on watercolor paper. 2018. 24″x12″

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Saturday Studio Shot

WIP. Ink on watercolor paper

Working on a commission for a friend today.

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Saturday Studio Shot

Gaffer’s tape, string, ink, and colored pencil on watercolor paper

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Ensō

© Jacob Rowan

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Saturday Studio Shots

WIP, Pen, ink, and Acrylic on Mylar

WIP, Pen, ink, and Acrylic on Mylar

Mixing on glass over a sheet of white paper is the easiest to quickly clean

I’ve discovered I like applying paint by dabbing masked-off areas with a sponge. This creates a flat, slightly textured area of color with no brushstrokes. Once the paint dries I will flip the frosted mylar over and you will be able to see the color through the layers of drawing.

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Reality Fields

Reality Fields, 18"x12" Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18″x12″ Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18"x12" Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18″x12″ Jacob Rowan

These minimal drawings made with white ink on black paper were inspired by Andrea Zittel’s Dynamic Essay About the Panel. In this short video she describes various conventions and notions connected to the plane and panel. She also outlines the differences between horizontal and vertical planes. A horizontal field is an energetic accumulator–it receives action. A vertical field is an ideological resonator–it communicates ideas. I wanted explore these functions by depicting traditionally horizontal planes in a vertical panel.

Reality Fields, 18"x12" Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18″x12″ Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18"x12" Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18″x12″ Jacob Rowan

Limitations are what makes things relevant and useful. A plane or panel can constitute an individual field of reality which uses limitations to inspire creativity. I define creativity as the imposition of some kind of order within a system. A person most successfully plays a game when they restructure the limitations within the system more effectively than their opponent.

Reality Fields, 18"x12" Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18″x12″ Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18"x12" Jacob Rowan

Reality Fields, 18″x12″ Jacob Rowan

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