Primary Medium

Painting

Address

273 Calyer Street
Rm 1305
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

In my work I explore the hazy region between abstraction and representation. And although I want the viewer to have an emotional or thought response, I am careful not to impose a rigid meaning or ontology onto my work. Instead, I invite the audience to explore their own interpretations and engage in a personal dialogue with the art. Through my approach, I aim to create a visual language that is not fixed in any one position or orientation and is instead ever shifting and fluid. Many of my pieces can even be hung in any orientation, thereby changing the overall effect of the work. In essence I am after the same experience we all have as children looking at clouds in the sky and seeing all sorts of shapes and the stories that come from that primal investigation of the world around us. The interplay of colors, lines, textures and forms that I use invites viewers to immerse themselves in a world where imagination and perception intertwine. Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to spark curiosity and encourage viewers to embrace their own unique perspectives. By leaving room for open-ended interpretations, I hope for viewers of my work, in their response, to feel as if they are the final piece, the final act, that completes the work.

Links

Website: http://www.lukejacksonartist.com
Instagram: @coolesthand