Jacob Rolfe is a Nova Scotia-based artist known for his illustrative prints depicting some of life’s more important issues including: literacy, the environment, organic farming, dreams… and cats. A new series presented for this exhibition at General Fine Craft explores the subjects of meditation and trans-personal consciousness, topics which intrigued him while travelling in New Zealand.
Jacob uses a multiple silkscreen technique to print colourful images on archival papers. His work is distinctive in its use of cartoon-style anthropomorphism, complex patterned backgrounds of inter-twining plants and organisms, poignant slogans and dream-like landscapes. Full of contrast and irony, they also have a charm and familiarity that can quickly draw the viewer into the world of the artist’s imagination.