Jon Jacobsen is an artist and photographer from Chile. Self-taught, he started creating conceptual self-portraits at age 15 in his hometown, Quintero. Jacobsen's work contains graphic, narrative images, and uses symbolism and the abstract through different digital techniques, such as photo manipulations, illustrations and .GIF images.
Taking conventional portrait and self portrait as a starting point, Jacobsen covers different topics exploring the limits of the body as well as the vulnerability of beings interpreted through the use of digital formats. His interest in different disciplines have allowed him to collaborate with different artists around the world, always trying to find new ways to represent an image.
His work has been exhibited and published extensively in Chile and in European countries, acknowledged by magazines such as WIRED, Vogue.it, Dazed, i-D and The Yale Globalist.
In 2014, Jacobsen opened his first solo exhibition called Maps. In that same year, his work called The Present was featured in The Creators Project as one of the year's breakthrough pieces. He was also a runner up in the contest Motion Photography organised by the Saatchi Gallery in 2014. In early 2015, his work was part of the show Arte Joven Contemporáneo in the Visual Arts Museum (MAVI) in Santiago de Chile.