Jacob Feige: Studio Visit

Jacob Feige, Flying Lesson, 2009, oil/alkyd on canvas, 48 x 64 inches (courtesy
Jacob Feige, Flying Lesson, 2009, oil/alkyd on canvas, 48 x 64 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Jacob Feige.

In a review of Feige's exhibition After Dense Fog at Lombard Fried Projects, for Frieze Magazine, Christopher Bedford wrote: "Jacob Feige’s work explores the threshold that divides and binds mimetic and abstract painting... Feige’s fondness for 19th-century Romanticism and the sublime landscape tradition in particular is evident in almost every canvas. Rendered with an airy, atmospheric touch, these grand, unspoiled vistas do not dominate the pictorial field, but rather occupy the background, while the foreground is given over to gestural abstraction and/or hard edge, Technicolour geometries. The spatial implausibility of these modernist elements inscribed upon Feige’s often idealized landscape depictions yields far more harmonious compositions than one might expect. Nevertheless, his paintings retain an edgy, propositional quality."