Jacob Lindo : The Snowball Effect

The Snowball Effect is Jacob Lindo's new solo exhibition that will be presented in the Big Room of ArtInformal. It will open 6pm on Thursday, 5 December and will run until 28 December 2013.


I’m interested in creating something that is recognizable but perhaps doesn’t quite relate to a realistic experience. I look for images mostly from newspapers, old books and also from the internet. I like fusing various elements to create a new “substance” that encourages new interpretations and elicits various reactions.

Most of the time, the images that I use in my work with come spontaneously as I am working. In most cases, when I start a piece I have no idea where it will take me and what the outcome will be. In a way, I let the piece dictate to me how it wants to be finished. Images develop almost before I can understand what they are all about. Very much like a snowball that is rolled off a hill, an idea slowly picks up momentum, gathers speed, engulfs and absorbs anything in its path and ultimately ends up as an enormous mass.

How things are formed, the processes involved, greatly interest me. I have always been inclined to discovering and witnessing the countless permutations of how things come to be. Spontaneity breeds surprise and I think that is what I value the most when working on a piece. It’s not about having a special paint or paper nor is it all about skill. What I believe is essential is a mentality of openness and resourcefulness in working with what is available.

When I create my works, I feel as though I am constructing a sort of hideaway, a reserve that allows be to detach from the world and yet think about it as well, one that I can revisit to re-evaluate my motives as to why I am creating works in the first place. (Jacob Lindo)

12/05/2023 - 6:00pm to 12/28/2013 - 7:00pm