Today we feature the work of Andy Jackson, who is one of our selected artists of our Painted Surface exhibition. Andy graduated with a Masters in Fine Art in 2006 and has since shown his work in galleries around the UK, Paris and New York. He was chosen for our exhibition for his minimal approach and restraint in his two paintings, as well as the very contemporary approach to the painted surface - taking influence from the digital age.
Check out his artist statement here:
Datum: a piece of information implying information as a physical entity: a painting as opposed to a digital reproduction. A thing as opposed to light emitted from a screen. These Datums are the sum of physical matters, accumulated into an illusional whole: green marking within a darkened void, framed by pastel-plasticity. A version of painting that recall encounters with artefacts in a museum. Marking as process with a look of tropical plantation or objects looked at through X ray apparatus (and then back again to marking). Pastel-plasticity frame plus a glow from the dark - the intimate screen encounter, ubiquitous smartphone look.
Insrt the Datum - singular information - a unity of features portrayed as a whole, immersed in an expanded field. The compact Datum floats on washed out spectrums of colour - a singular now coupled with another. Bodily scale with units of intimacy, preceding and receding- on top, sunken or elevated depending on how close you stand to the painting. 2 Histories of layered matter, unsure of one another?
Visit his website here: www.andy-jackson.org.uk
Written by Pippa Lynott