Approved: 19.04.2009

Andy Jackson

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Approved: 19.04.2009

My paintings are an investigation into mark-making and objecthood through multiple methods and processes - these are intrinsically linked to histories of abstract painting and the here-and-now of a painted surface:
A squeegeed mark in a metallic pastel shade of brown may cover the entire gessoed plane of a particular painting, evoking a stone tablet or marble surface. Another squeegeed

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

My paintings are an investigation into mark-making and objecthood through multiple methods and processes - these are intrinsically linked to histories of abstract painting and the here-and-now of a painted surface: A squeegeed mark in a metallic pastel shade of brown may cover the entire gessoed plane of a particular painting, evoking a stone tablet or marble surface. Another squeegeed mark may be much smaller in width (5cm or less) and applied with alternating pressure mimicking the look of an organic form (a plant in green/a fossil in grey) a record of a past moment. Isometric fragments in a series called ‘Set Paintings’ are composed within the limits of a paintings pictorial edge: the hard edged modernists have left the building, leaving their planes, rectangles and triangles stuck in an apparent ‘two dimensional’, motionless void. A crack is traced from a particular paving stone then transferred and etched onto a super flat primed board. Horizontal negative space is transferred onto vertical pictorial space: the romanticism of recording a landscape in paint is reconfigured as a negation onto a monochromatic surface. Upon the surface of these paintings is a cataloguing of forma (traced cracks, isometric planes, a ‘historical’ trace, a mimicry of matter), which harmonise, disrupt and subvert traditions of abstraction.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2006 - MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London Group exhibitions 2012 - Parallels of Latitude, The Drawing Room and UBM, London 2011 - Escalate Entropy, Angus Hughes Gallery, London 2011 - Mail Please, Blyth Gallery, London 2011 - 'mail please', Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London 2011 - Painting Over (Part 1), Studio 1.1, London 2011 - SECONDS, The Sunday Painter, Peckham, London 2011 - Tom Hackney and Andy Jackson, 10 Grosvenor Street, London 2010 - Dark Matter, The Sunday Painter, Peckham, London 2010 - De-Localised Geometries, FEVA, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire 2010 - I Heart Art, The Wassaic Project, Brooklyn, New York 2010 - Painting Over Preview, Studio 1.1, London 2010 - SLIP Sensor Part1, Cell Project Space, London 2009 - Exercise One, 13 Havelock walk, London 2007 - LadyHolic, Rod Barton Invites, London 2007 - SpearCraft, Standpoint Gallery, London 2006 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2006, Rochelle School, London, London and Liverpool