Océane Jacob is a French multidisciplinary artist and environmentalist born and raised in Hong Kong currently based in Paris. Through the constant theme of “In Deep Water” – both in its literal and figurative meaning – Océane dedicates her work to highlighting the world’s wonderful but vulnerable ecosystems in the face of the current climate crisis.
Océane sheds light on the fragility of Mother Nature and examines the important ecological and sociopolitical challenges that the contemporary world faces in engaging and provocative ways through the use of sculpture, painting, marine photography and site specific-installations. Subjects such as overfishing, deforestation, pollution, climate change and ocean acidification among others can be found throughout her artwork.
Océane has two site-specific installations permanently planted underwater: Left Among the Few (2020) is a growing sculptural coral sanctuary located in Koh Kood, Thailand, and Coral Bleaching Memorial (2017) is an aluminium sculpture dedicated to corals lost due to coral bleaching located in Malapascua, Philippines. Both installations invite snorkelers and divers alike to contemplate the fundamental importance corals hold in their ecosystems and the vulnerability they face due to ocean acidification and the rise of global temperatures.
Subjects such as overfishing, the shark fin industry, and plastic pollution are explored respectively throughout her sculptures Last Generation (2018), In the Name of Tradition (2018) and Turtle (2017). Océane chooses to dedicate her marine photography and paintings to the beauty that lies hidden in the underwater world – thereby bringing to the surface colorful creatures and critters that few have the chance to witness for themselves.
As a Sustainable Art Market artist, Océane refunds 5% of each sale to BLOOM.