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About Jacob Butts

Born: 1980, Sacramento, California

Lives and works in Claremont, California, USA


2009: MFA Claremont Graduate University (Art)
2006: MA California State University, Sacramento (Art Studio)

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Jacob Butts

Practice: painting, sculpture, installation

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 As yet, young Californian artist Jacob Butts is barely a blip on the art radar, but with luck, we see that changing.

An endearingly individual voice transcends the influences that pepper his output, revealing bitter-sweet narratives of failure, romantic longing and hippy-dippy optimism tempered with humour and astute observation.

Stitching, crocheting, constructing (while clearly enjoying a drink or two): there's a loveable geek aspect to Butts' practice which, despite its overt depiction of an artist at play, can't help but reveal a complex, questing personality.

Added Jan 2011

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