Jakob Fioole (1978) is a painter, currently living and working in the Netherlands.
While living in the U.S. (2008-2014), Fioole was fascinated and confronted by the country’s cultural make-up and urban environments, and developed a clear vision on his work:
“I like to see my work as an actual place. A city or ghost town that I am building with paintings.
Every piece reveals another part of this parallel world.
I’m interested in a certain sense of absence and the manifestation of decay.
It makes you wonder whether something was different in another time, and how.
Old photographs often share this quality too, you might question how much of what you see
is actually real. Maybe you are looking at someone else’s memories.
Let the ghost town be my city.”