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ARTIST’S STATEMENT & RESEARCH Philip M Jacobson ‘Creatuitive’, is a word I have coined to describe my artistic process of combining creativity with intuition and remaining receptive to the flow and influx of pure creative impulses that leads to the gates of the spiritual imagination. In this way, I am invited to suspend my judgement and must rely more on my intuition than on logic, or reason. I paint from the inside out. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious in harmony with my intuition is the undisputed project manager. The overall composition in my work often comes naturally, even spontaneously, allowing for each form to build and evolve from the previous in an organic fashion. In a deeply intimate way, I honor the process itself rather than focusing on the finished work. I often see art as ‘serious-play’ and everything I paint, or create, does not have to be some profound spiritual revelation or masterpiece. So, my efforts may result in serious works but also those that are humorous, emotional, child-like or raw, peaceful or peculiar. However, I am most satisfied when, unexpectedly, I create an image in the painting where all have the opportunity of seeing something beyond self-interest and self-will, even revelatory. This happens at times when painting as a meditation practice and avoiding the mind’s reducing valve, tapping into non-ordinary states of consciousness, the ‘no-mind’ of Zen practice, which leads to that which arises from a thought-free state. The meditative mind is subject to flashes of insight because it is open, rather than constricted. When I paint, I am focused more on the process itself rather than the outcome, my mind more like a vessel that is open to surprise and serendipity, while waiting with patience and humility. I often employ painting techniques of the Old Masters and preferring to paint in layers, allowing for luminosity and transparencies unattainable in any other way. Applying this Renaissance knowledge to contemporary marks, or an atmosphere that can be fantastically real, or subtle enough to express the abstract, or the most ethereal of images. Using this knowledge at the service of the imagination, my research on dreams, or consciousness can be expressed. I do not care about what ‘style’ I paint in, in the moment, or if I have one at all, or if my work fits nicely into this genre or that. I paint in numerous modes of expression because I stay genuine in response to the creative impulse that is driving my work and that may change in every moment, or not, from painting to painting. Painting as a contemplative practice offers me a vehicle of discovery - a discovery of insights and to explore the mysteries of Life. Creativity is a powerful shaping force in human life. It is an intangible human capacity that also seems to transcend human capacities. Art works to enlarge our ways of seeing the world and what is possible. My practice of art allows me to live with paradox and mystery, to ask the perennial questions, to feel indestructible yet vulnerable, to rest in uncertainty and finally fall into everything.

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PUBLICATIONS * EYES OF THE SOUL - Exploring Inspiration in Art, Written and Compiled by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Foreword by Ken Wilber, hard cover, 16 x 14 inches, 730 pages, 600 color plates, 200 line-art. Features 149 artists and 12 writers from around the world. forthcoming. * "An Imagineer -- From the Image - Nation - on the Art of Peter Gric", Milionart Kaleidoscope magazine, Published by Froner and Partner, Innsbruck, Austria, Edition January, 2018 * “DIE SUCHE” (The Search), German Language, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Preface by Ernst Fuchs, E.R. Stieglitz Publications, Austria .2017 * “A Legacy of Light – Generations of Vision”, Austria Castle Incognito, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Exhibition Catalog, Published by Office of Art and Culture, Gloggnitz, 2016 * “SPHERES OF AWARENESS: A Wilberian Integral Approach to Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and Art.” An anthology edited by Prof. James Lough, published by University Press, c.2009. Essay by Philip Rubinov Jacobson entitled "An Eye on Integral Art". Release Date: October, 2009 * “PROMETHEAN FLAMES - Rekindling and Re-Visioning the Creative Fire”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Foreword by Prof. Michael Schwartz, Prologue by Robyn Sean Peterson, 270 pages in English, 16 color plates by the author/artist. C.2008 by Betty & Books, Bologna, Italy, 2008 * “Architectural Perspectives- The Art of De Es”, Foreword by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Vienna Publishing, by the Palais Wien, Vienna, Austria, c.2008, * “METAMORPHOSIS- 50 Contemporary Surreal, Fantastic and Visionary Artists”, by Jon Beinart, beinArt Publishing, Foreword by Philip Rubinov Jacobson Artist/author's artwork also included. c.2007, * “7 YEARS”, by John Palmer, “Vienna” Introduction by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, c.2005 by John Palmer, Published by Birdie Art Inc., Houston, Texas. C.2005 * “DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity and Transformation”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Foreword by Ken Wilber, Preface by Ernst Fuchs. c. 2000, Shambhala Publications, distributed by Random House, hard cover, 7 x 10 inches, 296 pages, 42 color plates, 52 line art. Second Edition, c. 2004 by MARJA Publications. * “ESCAPISM, by John Palmer”, Foreword by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, John Palmer, 95 pages, color plates, Houston, Texas. c. 2004 * “ONE SOURCE - SACRED JOURNEYS: A Celebration of Spirit and Art”, from Gary Markowitz of Markowitz Publications, contributing artist, writer, jury-editor and consultant, ISBN: 0965589103, 11.7 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches, Essay by Rubinov Jacobson: A Kiss of the Muse, pages 15 - 17. c.1997 * “THE SACRED PATH OF ART”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, c. 1990, 248 pages, 48 illustrations, University of Denver Press, Denver, Colorado.c. 1990 * “THE GESTURE DICTIONARY”, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, written as an aide for Behavioral Specialists dealing with dual-diagnosed clients in the Denver and outlying areas of the State of Colorado. Compiled by data and research conducted on-site by the author via live-in situations, day to day programs and observations citing antecedents prior to behavioral problems. c.1986 * “THE GALLERY GOURMET - A Brunch Cookbook”, Compiled by Philip Rubinov Jacobson, page 61, illustrated, JCC of Greater Rochester, Rochester, New York.,c.1984

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