Jacob Weigel

Jake WeigelAs far as I can tell everything is a synthesis of relationships, of one entity being defined not by itself alone, but by another entity and the space in between. To define one thing is to define another and that is a challenge of reality and the human condition. This exploration of the human condition and the multiple dimensions involved is paramount to my art making process. Although infinite in possibilities I begin with interests in art theory, literature, philosophy, historical events, political systems, ecology, mysticism, and theoretical physics. From observation and a focus on materiality, I attempt to simultaneously define the variables and create a new synthesis, discovering connections between these seemingly disparate areas of study. This synthesis, or new spatial awareness, is the practice of creation itself, the resulting art as a physical manifestation, both successes and failures.
The focus of this spatial concept in my work is to proffer information not easily grasped, instilling a longing for more information or answers while giving none in particular. This can further be achieved by a continuous play between the revelation and concealment of object and illusion, existence and essence. Ultimately, the negative space and lack of information is intended to relate directly to being and questions the profound human condition of unknowingness. The scarcity of meaning or information allows the viewer to directly confront this condition through the actual absence of material or meaning. It is objective knowledge and personal narrative formed to create visual poetry, where matter and the ineffable meet.

Phone: (209) 667-3186
Office: A-19
Email: jweigel@csustan.edu
Personal Website: jakeweigel.net/

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