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JACOB VON STERNBERG

Malta, MT

Biography

Born in Germany in the 1970s and raised within a conservative family with a heritage in the pharmaceutical industry, Jacob von Sternberg left home early and chose the hard lessons of life over the convenience of a luxurious lifestyle. Besides studying art history, color theory and so much more, Jacob moved to Vienna in order to study color psychology. His studies led to further projects and intensive research on particular color frequencies found in plant extracts. He fell in love with nature's botanical creations. This brought Jacob to the study of physics with a focus on biophotons. He embraced even the hardest of times, full acceptance of which transformed his experiences, and this strong resulting energetic vortex into positivity and compassion, and ultimately into art and design. In his interior design career Jacob's and his team soon won countless prestigious hotel & spa awards for his unique design approach. His artworks have been sold to institutional customers and private collectors; clients that Jacob met during his interior design career. Another milestone was his collaboration with Tony Ward in 2014. Tony wished to highlight Jacob's work with a portrait and three-day long photo production. The photo series was later published worldwide. For Jacob, art is a continuous search for new directions and for new ways of expressing the lessons he has learned in life. This distillation manifests in his work through various unconventional methods. Jacob likes to have his art be invisible avant-garde. With his work he doesn't reflect the mere emotions of an artist. He wants the art to be a part of the viewer, not just as a part of himself. 

Selected Awards

Selected Clients

HAUTE GRANDEUR AWARDS 2017 

Best private island Spa & hotel

SENSES AWARD 2014 LONDON

Best holistic Spa concept

SENSES AWARD 2013 BERLIN 

Best Spa cosmetics design

ASIA SPA AWARDS 2012

Conrad Maldives

GALA SPA AWARD 2011 BADEN BADEN 

Best Spa concept - Conrad Maldives

GERMAN WELLNESS LEAGUE LEADER AWARD 2007  Best cruise design

GERMAN WELLNESS LEAGUE LEADER AWARD 2007

Best restaurant design - cruise ship

LUFTHANSA 2004 FIRST CLASS TERMINAL FRANKFURT

Best service design concept - selfness and wellness for first class travellers

GERMAN WELLNESS LEAGUE LEADER AWARD 2003 

Best eco resort Spa design - Al Maha Eco Resort

GERMAN WELLNESS LEAGUE LEADER AWARD 2002

Best holistic Spa design in UAE

Royal Caribbean International;

 

Celebrity Cruises;

Rocco Forte Hotels;

Jumeirah Group Hotels;

Starwood Hotels and Resorts;

Regent Hotels & Resorts;

Aena Airport Management;

Aldar Properties & Development;

SCTH -Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage. 

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How would you define your relationship with art?

Art saved my life. Saved my life in countless ways. I don't want to say I am shy, but in a way I am. I learned to stand in front of people, learned to speak, but my language is art. The definition of most complex situations, the description of unbearable emotions, the expression of lifting moments filled with happiness, the miracles of life - all that I could hardly put into words but put into a painting. And then there is this knowledge I carry with me, what I learned as a young boy, what I was taught by life, sacred maybe secret knowledge, I would not dare to speak about or I feel it is to holy to even put into words. I love to encrypt much of this in my paintings. Secret not because there would be a ban, but maybe I just respect the life of a person so much that I would never teach a lesson or speak out without being asked. You know, crossing the fence. I mean crossing the very private fence of another person in telling something that could potentially change a life. Knowledge is irreversible. I could never interfere this way. All I can do is offering an inspiration, providing aspects, giving everything to the viewer, never interfere.

Spotlight

Jacob von Sternberg - White Swan Black Swan

Jacob von Sternberg - White Swan Black Swan

€840.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Edo Moon

Jacob von Sternberg - Edo Moon

€940.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - No Home That I Know

Jacob von Sternberg - No Home That I Know

€1,290.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Urbanity

Jacob von Sternberg - Urbanity

€1,290.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Two Suns Two Sons

Jacob von Sternberg - Two Suns Two Sons

€1,150.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Two Worlds One Being

Jacob von Sternberg - Two Worlds One Being

€1,290.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Symbiosis

Jacob von Sternberg - Symbiosis

€980.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Calm Harbour During Storm

Jacob von Sternberg - Calm Harbour During Storm

€4,530.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Overwater Underwater

Jacob von Sternberg - Overwater Underwater

€1,590.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Tokyo Autumn

Jacob von Sternberg - Tokyo Autumn

€1,820.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Laurel Canyon Mansion

Jacob von Sternberg - Laurel Canyon Mansion

€6,320.00Price
Jacob von Sternberg - Underland

Jacob von Sternberg - Underland

€5,780.00Price