Artist Behind the Art: Andrea Caldarise & Rebecca Jacob

Get to know member artists Andrea Caldarise & Rebecca Jacob, in the studio and beyond. We asked about their process, interests, hidden talents, and — dare we say — favorite animals! 

Andrea Caldarise in her home studio
ft. Deli the pug

Rebecca Jacob

 

What are your studio rituals?

Caldarise: Keeping a daily drawing-thought journal, and I like to do small collages from pieces of paper I find along the way. It jump starts the studio day.

Jacob: That’s top secret information.


What’s something bizarre most people don’t know about you?

Caldarise: Strangers often feel the urge to confide in me. This happens frequently and I always listen to the very end, or to my subway stop- whichever comes first.  

Jacob: I am a closet poet.

 

What color do you think you speak in?

Caldarise: Teal and variations of phthalo blue.

Jacob: Blue. Blue is commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness…pretty much the gamut of how I feel about my work.


What’s your least favorite medium?

Caldarise: It used to be acrylic, but then we became friends last year. We’re at a mutual understanding point- he knows that oil is my soul mate, but steps in when needed. Now my least favorite medium is colored pencils.

Jacob: Acrylic. I used it in art school and loathed it. The smell, the texture and it comes across as hard.

 

Favorite Philly coffee shop?

Caldarise: Rocket Cat was my favorite, but ReAnimator is next best. 

Jacob: The original La Colombe on Rittenhouse Square.

 

Parakeets or sugar gliders?

Caldarise: Sugar gliders.   

Jacob: Neither.

 

What’s the most important thing for an artist to do?

Calarise: Conquer the fear of the white paper, and even if you’re not showing work, you’re still participating in the creative part of yourself if you’re making.

Jacob: Be true to your inner voice.

 

Thanks to both artists for participating.  Be on the lookout for more interviews with our members artists!

Laura Krasnow, In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and been trained in film preservation and restoration. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
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