Acrylic and modelling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 35.4" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 1.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
‘A Slip of a Smile’ is very red, the most monochrome of this on-going series of smile paintings.
More than merely friendly a smile can be loving, fake or fierce, it can be subservient, it can be dominant. A smile may mean, ‘please’, as often as it grins out a threat. The display of interlocking emotions that is a smile is a magical expression and so much more than the anatomical stretching of jaw, muscle, and crinkle of eye. This painting started as a series of transparent washes, but very quickly the need for the ruby red lip colour and white teeth to be opaque became obvious. The vertical striations were unintentional but felt appropriate as a smile lights a face from chin to crown, as well as side to side.
Based in: London
Kevin Jackson (1954, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK), gained a Masters Degree in Fine Art in 1976 from Chelsea School of Art, London. He worked as a fine art printer, engraver and art lecturer whilst beginning his career as an artist. Since graduation, his painting, engraving and prints have been exhibited in the United Kingdom and in international galleries. He has developed important commissioned work for institutions, public areas and private clients. For twenty years he collaborated with fellow artist Rima Farah, both artists signing their joint paintings and limited editon prints. Farah.Jackson work was exhibited in Europe, Japan, North America and with particular success in the Middle East.
In the last few years his work and personal research has been presented in various contexts including: BTW Gallery, London; Skip Gallery, Milan; International Symposium, Urla, Turkey; Galerie Moreno, Landsberg am Lech, Germany; Internationales Künstlersymposium, Schwabmünchen, Germany; and the Barakat Trust, London.
Jackson has been invited to international symposia in Turkey, Germany, Italy, and Austria. His work is represented in prestigious collections including the Jordanian Royal Collection, the British Museum, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, and corporate and private collections.
Jackson lives and works between London and Milan.
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