"A variety of complex tessellations overlap and intertwine within a single painting. In some areas the patterns merge together seamlessly; transforming from sharp angular arrangements into flower-like ‘arabesques’ and back again as the viewer traces the artists intricate brushwork around the canvas. In other areas the transition is abrupt and the journey of the viewer’s eye is interrupted by the stark contrasts in design and colour which appear to dissect and puncture the canvas. Like complex decollage each layer appears as if from a different time, place, or perhaps culture, yet the resulting compositions seem perfectly balanced appearing at once effortless and painstakingly designed. Jacobs describes the new series as speaking ‘of life’s complications using the language of patterns, but rather than striving to offer an alternative it glorifies noise, complexity & entanglements’. Perhaps it is apt that these paintings (were) shown in a small gallery in Leytonstone – a busy and vibrant area of London known for its cultural diversity."
- Review by Adam Smith for The Great Art Ramble, 2014