Acquired directly from the artist
"Fresh Paint", the first Israeli contemporary art fair, Feb 2008, Tel-Aviv
ST-ART Inaugural exhibition, ST-ART Residence, Jaffa, Israel, March-April 2009
6X6, ST-ART Residence, Jaffa, Israel, May-Junel 2009
Yakobov's subject matter is strongly influenced by his violent childhood in Uzbekistan and in Israel as an "Oleh Hadash", where he arrived when he was 7. Art has always been his way of escaping reality into his own world of fantastic imagery, composed of multiple fragments of memory.
As a rebellious student in Art school he had much difficulty getting through the first years, but eventually got recognized in his final year and graduated with honors. He studied drawing, painting, sculpting, photography and video and continues to work in all mediums.