Lot 71 - Vanessa Jackson RA - Wisk (4)
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Vanessa Jackson, on first reading, appears to take the most formal approach to painting, but her use of geometry and its three-dimensional function deny the supposed flatness of modernist space. Vanessa’s work explores the contradiction of a fully realised space at once pertaining to logic and completeness and uncertainty and unease. The ornamental and optical play of colour acts to both confirm and confuse our sense of perception, constantly shifting between concrete presence and the ambiguity of space beyond our grasp. Vanessa destabilises the very 'ground' we most desire, a sense of security and belonging.
1971 – 1975
St Martin’s School of Art
1975 – 1978
Royal College of Art
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 UpTownDancing 13 Pedestrian Crossings, commissioned by HOLBA and the Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 Rough Cut and Faceted, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London
Throwing Shapes, wall painting, Café Gallery Projects, Southwark
2008 Vertigo in Three Parts, wall painting, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2015 Simply Painting, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness
Distressed Geometry, Kunstraum Baden, Switzerland
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 Abstract Geometry, Rook & Raven Gallery, London
J. Paul Getty Museum, California
Royal College of Art Collection, London
The National Museum and Arts Gallery in Botswana
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