With painting at the forefront of his working process, Feige’s art practice is a series of focused projects, each inspired by disparate experiences and histories, from science fiction, to the utopian geometry of the 1960s, to extinct flora and fauna. As these sources coalesce and fracture, he moves fluidly between a nineteenth-century mode of painting, abstraction, digital graphics, and sculpture to produce new forms and raise new questions. Feige projects relate specifically to the landscape and the possibilities that exist in that context for humans to seek truths and project myths and desires. The purity of landscape is highly valued by most people, yet much of what we do corrupts and exploits it. Feige’s work sits in this uneasy space between a romantic regard for landscape and the impulse to analyze, segment, and build over-top of it.
Jacob Feige has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, with exhibitions at Movement, UK, and Lombard Freid Projects, NY, and Chambers Fine Art, Beijing. His ongoing painting project explores abstraction in the context of landscape, bringing together disparate references from the Hudson River School to Buckminster Fuller.
Reviews of Feige’s work have been published in Artforum, Freize, and TimeOut New York. His paintings are included in the Phaidon anthology of abstract painting, Painting Abstraction. He received an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BHA from Carnegie Mellon.