Jacob Herskind’s art is a gut feeling – a planet that he has inhabited ever since he took art lessons as a young boy – and met his first inspirator, Georg Ernst from Ebberup – a small village on the Danish island Funen.
As entrepreneur, originator and globetrotter in the shipping business he explored the metropolises of the world before returning back to everyday life at Fønsskov in the middle of Lillebaelt with art as his focal point. The metropolises were integrated in his new life, it was “dreams come true” … but who is Jacob Herskind?
“Humorist. Showman. Artist. Anarchist. Entertainer. Who and what is Jacob Herskind? Leave the question unanswered for a moment. But only for a moment- because he is a mix of it all… in an artistic, sovereign and witty version. He will bombard any viewer’s consciousness with thousands of inputs and outcomes. His images are tricky transformation images that disrespectful and liberating dribbles the sober, normal sense of any art connoisseur. His imagery of the world is insanely normal. Thank God for Jacob Herskind.”
Ole Lindboe, Magasinet KUNST