Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1957.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Elizabeth Jobim’s work stems from the observation of small stones displayed on her studio’s table. According to the artist, her work describes “that moment of observing things, not only how we look at it, but also how we build our vision geometrically, organizing our perception of spatiality of things and the world.” Jobim studied drawing and painting from 1981 to 1985 with Anna Bella Geiger, Aluisio Carvão and Eduardo Sued at the MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. She studied Design at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, where she also, in 1989, completed her specialization in Brazilian Art and Architecture History. In 1992, Jobim obtained a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York. The first three-dimensional elements appear in Jobim's works by 2008, when canvases blossomed to different depths, placed side by side. Since then, it is as if her works have been incessantly detached from the walls.