Jacob Love
Open Studio: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 3-6 pm
BoxoPROJECTS 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Jacob Love is an artist and educator based in London. His current work examines the power of images to transcend representation, focusing on their affective qualities. He is also interested in the entanglement of actual human bodies in the virtual world of digital communication which he addresses using both still and moving images. He studied at University of the West of England and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he now teaches photography.

At BoxoPROJECTS Jacob has been looking at ‘supernormal stimuli’ and how they effect behaviour and creativity, using the extreme landscape of the desert as a prism. The abundance of excessive stimuli is a fact of contemporary life. Humans reach for screens, social media, pornography, or junk food as a joyous escape from the monotony of the everyday, but they also become addictive and alienate us from other aspects of experience; they both inspire and constrain us. Jacob’s work aims to sit with this duality. The advent of Artificial Intelligence that can generate seductively realistic images of anything you can imagine will undoubtedly add new dimensions to this dynamic of fantasy/reality or real/synthetic. The unique environment of the desert provides a space in which he can investigate and challenge his own ideas about creativity, meaning-making, agency and inertia.

Please join us to see some of Jacob’s early outcomes and to hear more about the project.

Artist website: jacoblove.net

BoxoPROJECTS is located at 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Highway 62 to White Feather, south on White Feather to Sullivan, west on Sullivan). Please do not use GPS though Google Maps and Waze directions are correct.

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