SHOWS End of the WorldJacob Markrof is late-night, sub-level, lurk-fanatic who lives for strange situations. Portland based, Jacob draws most of his influences from the rainy season, where he can pour over books on alchemy, mysticism, ancient cultures, medieval history, cults, conspiracy theory, and Magik. Through his oil paintings he combines his knowledge of these categories into regal medieval-era portraits. Jacob studied traditional animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated in 2004. It wasn't until the fall of 2010 that he found his passion for oil paintings. Self taught he creates his own form of alchemy by changing canvas, wood, and paint into portals to different dimensions.