Artist Daniel Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, channeling his ideas into sculptures and works on paper. After spending most of his career in business, he has returned to his love of art. His current practice experiments with crystals and stones to create pop culture-inspired sculptures of dripping popsicles, Air Jordan sneakers, animals, and elements of city infrastructure, like sewer grates.

Each of Jacob’s works begin as three-dimensional scans which are then sculpted into cast resin and finally topped by hand with hundreds of thousands of multi-colored Swarovski crystals.

Daniel Jacob (b. 1992) is an emerging artist whose works in crystal create wonder and amazement. From an early age, Daniel has been fascinated in crystal, collecting both natural rocks and gemstones. Each of Daniel’s works are wondrous in its own light and creates an atmosphere of thought, brilliance, and perfection. As an outsider artist, Daniel is self-taught, designing and creating every vision and bringing them to life.

His works have depth from his travels around the world and his profound interest in nature and culture. Daniel is an artist, entrepreneur, and a crystal aficionado. Together, these attributes help Daniel blend natural forms with often unexpected hues bringing an explosion of color, shine, and a twist of pop art to the fine art world. Daniel spends his time between Chicago, where he was born and raised, and Miami, his favorite U.S. city.

A few of Jacob’s sculptures are currently on view at the recently opened Nonfinito Gallery in New York through May 31, 2018. You can see more of the artist’s work on his website and Instagram.


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