Jacob Lunderby is an artist who uses photography mixed with traditional painting materials to create hybrid images of urban scenes and interiors that are eerie in a dream-like way. See samples at his website, like this in particular.
Recently, the artist organized a series of three, 2-week exhibitions in his studio, showing works by some of his friends and colleagues. We saw one of the shows and thought it was excellent and wanted to talk with Jacob about why he basically gave up his studio for 6 weeks to do this community service of organizing and promoting the artists, some of whom have high local profiles and some of whom are under the radar.
Jacob teaches at Drexel University and at Community College of Philadelphia and he works as a preparator for the Wormwood and Haze fine art team.
Images from one of the exhibits in Jacob’s studio — including works by Jacob Lunderby, Megan Carr, Paul Swenbeck, Richard Harrod, Chris Feiro and Matthew Ducmanas — are here on Flickr.
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