"The pursuit of truth in freedom, for freedom's sake - I lost, but was not defeated, grew stronger, became more aware, became more grateful. I won, but I am not a winner."

"Raised within a conservative family with a heritage in the pharmaceutical industry. I left home early studying art history, colour theory and so much more. I moved to Vienna in order to study colour psychology. My studies led to further projects and intensive research on particular color frequencies found in plant extracts.

In the 1990s I was fortunate enough to count Sir Peter Ustinov and Prof. Luigi Colani amongst my friends. Their wisdom and professional support were a most welcome gift.

2014 - Collaboration with legendary photographer Tony Ward who honored my work with a photo production and portraits.

In my interior design career, together with my clients, my team and I soon won several prestigious awards for our unique design approach based on the principles of nature.

In the 1990s my friend Sir Peter Ustinov, among others, initially supported me to set up my research in the field of the global generational consciousness.

I have worked as the overall creator of distinctive private properties with a focus on longevity and sustainable eco tourism projects globally, developed methods in the fields of longevity in cooperation with ETH Zurich in 2004 and auto response learning technology in 2013.

Since a couple of years I focus more on the art and philosophy related aspects of my research. Mostly on intergenerational responsibilities applied to human rights in order to create a more sustainable human rights framework spanning over a multi-generational horizon.

Apart from my art, my goal for the next years, is to inspire the development of a further advanced human rights framework, that integrates the needs of more than one generation only. Thus protecting future generations and preserving earth for further generations."


The respected art critic Jacopo Vicini states about Jacob's work:

"The artwork Calm Harbour During Storm (below), made by Jacob von Sternberg, shows the undeniable talent of the artist and highlights his expressive versatility. In particular, this work, which is part of  the Tokyo Echoes Collection, bears witness to his refined creative research. The sculptural composition, in fact, takes shape thanks to the interactions between various elements, such as acrylics, oil-wax, gouache, sand, upcycled canvas, antique wood, antique brass, antique iron, paint and fibreglass joints."



"In the past I learned how to get out of my artist's comfort zone frequently, work on new concepts, discover unique techniques. I love to be astonished by my own work. I don't want to sound snobbish in any way, but I truly think that cultivating this inner source of inspiration brings freedom to an artist. It's for sure also an ongoing confrontation with the deepest and most sad moments I had in life. Just one aspect of many. Dark can not exist without light and vice versa.

Allowing to observe my inner core, with all, truly and honestly, all consequences, is important in my eyes. Observing this core without letting the ego intervene or distract. Or in certain moments even allow the ego to tell the story. But, with the awareness that it's the ego that plays under full control."

Above: Jacob's digital original "Where Do We Go From Here"

Since the 1990s Jacob works digital and analog. Read more in these short excerpts from his interview for The Amplector Magazine.

"Especially in this difficult time art is vital like never ever before. There will be a time when we all need to and want to understand all the traumatic experiences that happened to us in this difficult time and art will stay. To prove and to explain to future generations, to remind us all of the countless unheard fates, but also to bear witness how much we did care for the destiny of the lives of others."


Above: "Wake Up The Mountains" - Approved by the jury and shown at SWISS ART EXPO 2020. This unique artwork is now available in our shop!

Art critic Jacopo Vicini on Jacob's collection:

Do you know about the influence of Japanese art in Jacob von Sternberg’s creative production?
 Great traveler, Jacob is known for his expressive versatility. During his prolific career, the artist has distinguished himself for the high level of multidisciplinary professionalism in his creative research. After traveling to Japan, he has remained fascinated by Japanese culture and has given birth to a refined painting series in which he explores the spirituality and phenomenology of the Land of the Rising Sun.

The series, characterized by the use of various media, is a reprise of Jacob 's time In Japan and shows a sophisticated language built on particular expedients that recall the thickness of Zen calligraphy, the delicate chormatism of Japanese woodblock prints and the suspended atmospheres typical of the Kanō school.

The collection is, undoubtedly, a unique pictorial documentation of von Sternberg’s artistic quality.


NEWS - Representations

Feeling most honoured by the increasing appreciation Jacob's works have received in the past months, we are glad to introduce our new representations in Italy and Malta!

Yugen Art Gallery Milan Italy
A carefully curated selection of Jacob's original works is now available at Yugen!

Read more about the Yugen Art Gallery online or follow Yugen on Instagram

Rudy Buhler Art Gallery Malta
A delightful selection of Jacob's abstract signature collection artworks, curated by Rudy Buhler, will soon be available at the gallery in Marsaskala.

Read more about the The Rudy Buhler Art Gallery online or follow for more on Instagram

NEWS - Art Shows

We are working on carefully selected art show highlights for you for 2021, stay tuned!


ARTBOX GALLERY Zurich Switzerland 20th to 24th August 2020

18th November - 20th December 2020
Rudy Buhler Art Gallery

2021 (details TBA shortly)

2021 (details TBA shortly)

NEWS - Collaborations

In collaboration with HappyWall Sweden we present Jacob's "Flower Foto Fun" Wallpaper Collection. A creative mix of trendy designs for your wall. Since 2007 HappyWall Stockholm is known for Scandinavian quality wall art.

In collaboration with renowned, Germany based skai® brand, which is famous for state-of-the-art surface solutions, Jacob created exclusive artworks for exceptional wall coverings and upholstery textiles.

Contact us for more information on this high-end bespoke interior design solution for private, and institutional clients.

Read more about the new world of surface on the manufacturers page.

"Treasure the ordinary, respect the eccentric, whatever is made out of caring, embrace it!"

​" The pursuit of truth in freedom, for freedom's sake - I lost, but was not defeated, grew stronger, became more aware, became more grateful. I won, but I am not a winner."
Jacob von Sternberg

"Imperfection is the key to perfection."



"Behind every person, lies a true story. Who am I? How did my art come to life?  Let me take you on a journey that’s been anything but ordinary." 


Earthly proximity, existential freedom, meditative visions. Analog and digital art. Installations and interior design. Eco friendly upcycler. Speaker, writer, poet, and philosopher.


NOW OPEN for a short time only - Shop carefully curated original works online. Resonance: We love to assist you. Find your perfectly resonating, special piece.

Above: "Washing Tears Away" - Tokyo Echoes Collection 
Eco aware painting on upcycled, and broken wood.