Gerda Jacobs was born, raised, and educated in the Netherlands, but since 1985, she has lived in France.
After a career in the paramedical sector and the automotive business, she made a decision in 2008 to devote her life to her art and to this end, she spent a year studying the fabrication of mosaics in a small studio in Paris.
In 2011, she moved from Paris to Le Petit Pressigny (a small village in the Loire Valley), where she has created her own Studio, where she continues with her work.
Gerda Jacobs not only uses natural materials like marble, granite, slate, but also "recyclable" materials like: zinc, metal, nails, wire etc. She gives a new meaning and a new life to these apparently worthless second hand materials. She combines these materials, and by using them together, develops the expression and depth that signifies her art. The contrast between the material and the open spaces create a tension in her work, in which balance and accuracy are a dominant factor.
Colours play a subordinate role – (she prefers neutral colours like white, grey and black), which means that vivid colours do not detract from the essence of her work. After all, neither the reality, nor the appearance of a function are important, but rather the ability to be open to new possibilities. This gives the impressions that lead to the ambiance of silence, so often lost.
2017 Maison des Arts, Montbazon
2016 Kamer voor Kunst, Netherlands
2015 White Eternity, with Christophe Mirande, Paris
2013 Galerie du Chancelier, Loches
Lumière et Matière 3, with Christophe Mirande, Paris
2012 Lumière et Matière 2, with Christophe Mirande, Paris
Espace Mose, La Roche Posay
Galerie Nanza, Tours
2011 Lumière et Matière, with Christophe Mirande, Paris
2010 Paray le Monial
2016 A comme Arts, Orléans
Salon Régional des Métiers d’Arts, Orléans
2015 Festival d’Arts Actuels, Ile de Ré
Art en Capital, Paris
2014 Salon du Petit Format, Truyes
Art au Quotidien, Tours
2013 Circuit d’Art, Le Petit Pressigny
2012 Circuit d’Art, Le Petit Pressigny