In its first physical exhibition of this year, Edinburgh’s Rafiki Gallery is mounting a solo show by Scottish artist Jacob Littlejohn. In keeping with the Gallery’s modus operandi, the show is a pop-up in the Custom Lane gallery space, and presented online thereafter. Presenting an artistic account of his past year, the content examines isolation, separation and how individuals adapt to their environments, offering insight into how people make space and vice-versa.
From large-scale works on canvas to minute works on paper, Jacob puts his interest in medium, technique, composition, and colour to the fore. Based in Edinburgh, he graduated from Glasgow School of Art and has participated in group and solo shows throughout the UK, receiving several awards and recently completing a Graduate Residency programme at Leith School of Art; he is now studying for an MFA at The San Francisco Art Institute.