Jaco Sieberhagen

Jaco Sieberhagen builds on the age old tradition of silhouette art.  Carefully selected iconic imagery loaded with associations, emotions and meanings are placed in the artwork in such a way that it not only takes the eye on a visual journey, but especially leads the mind on a journey of discovery.  Jaco Sieberhagen builds on the age old tradition of silhouette art.  Carefully selected iconic imagery loaded with associations, emotions and meanings are placed in the artwork in such a way that it not only takes the eye on a visual journey, but especially leads the mind on a journey of discovery.  

The artist uses many of the visual skills of sequential art (strip comics) to tell his story as clear as possible.  Most of Jaco’s artworks are done in black, not only because black strengthens the silhouette, but because he feels that colour prescribes emotions where as black incorporates all the colours of the colour spectrum and therefore all possible emotions and reactions.

Jaco’s artworks consider the socio-political landscape of our country at large but also the dynamics in the smaller family unit.  His work quite often has a satirical element to it.