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Good and Decent S2|E4: From Old to New

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December 5, 2023
February 21, 2022
Have you ever connected with modern religious art? This artist wants whoever sees his paintings to do that and ask what the story is behind each painting.|Have you ever connected with modern religious art? This artist wants whoever sees his paintings to do that and ask what the story is behind each painting.

In this episode, Grotto hosts Becky Rogers and Liz Colleran speak with Jacob Zumo, an artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Becky is Grotto’s art director and Liz is our assignment desk manager, so they’re pretty hands-on in our creative process — the conversation they share with Jacob digs into storytelling with art. Jacob says he wants to paint images that are arrestingly beautiful, and that cause people to wonder, “What’s the story behind that?”

Jacob is a bridge-builder as an artist — he’s classically trained, but also does paintings for rappers and athletes. He talks about “pushing the sacred” whenever he can — he honed his craft in Florence, Italy but brings a modern take to sacred art so that people feel connected to his paintings, especially people from underrepresented communities.

Watch more of Jacob’s story with this video documentary: 

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Grotto
Published:
December 5, 2023
February 21, 2022
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