Richard Jackson: New Paintings




Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present an exhibition of major new works by Richard Jackson, including the latest in his series of large-scale mechanical installations.

Los Angeles based Jackson has been a pre-eminent figure in American contemporary art since the 1970s, counting Edward Kienholz and Bruce Nauman among his contemporaries. Influenced by both Abstract Expressionism and action painting, Jackson explores a performative painting process which seeks to extend the potential of painting by upending its technical conventions. For Jackson, paint is not a tool used to create a representational image, but is used as a ubiquitous liquid which is spurted, splattered and sprayed over the surface of his installations.

Jackson responds to the high-mindedness of painterly practice by repositioning painting as an everyday experience. He draws on domestic environments and basic human activities, such as defecation and sexual behaviour, to create the foundation of his installations. His approach to artistic practice is democratic as he combines it with references from lowbrow American culture, including motifs from hunting and baseball.

Duration 23 May 2014 - 26 July 2014
Times 10am-6pm Tue-Sat
Cost Free
Venue Hauser & Wirth (London)
Address 23 Savile Row London W1S 2ET, ,
Contact 020 7287 2300 / / www.hauserwirth.com

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