JACOBA NIEPOORT (DNK)
JACOBA // @JACOBA_NIEPOORT // WWW.JACOBANIEPOORT.COMJACOBA is a 32-year-old Copenhagen-based muralist who has been painting in the public space for overtwelve years. Scale is a personal obsession, and the streets are her playground, because they are where everyday people move. By 2019 she has painted over 40 murals spread over twelve countries on four continents.JACOBA’s work is grounded in her belief that connectedness facilitates a better understanding of self and others, and is a powerful tool to address and change current social issues. Through her murals, she shares and visually dissects the most naked and personal in the life experiences of herself and others on the grounds that emotions which are most personal are often universally felt. She aims to interrupt the mainstream feelings of disconnection, indifference, bias, and “-isms”, through showing that underneath,we a re alike, thus seeking to humanize that which has become dehumanized or alienated.