BSR Fine Arts Talks
Vanessa Jackson 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. This talk explores the contradiction of a fully realised space at once pertaining to a logic and completeness and uncertainty and unease. The curvature is deviant from the straight modernist line, whilst making sense in the studio is key to the understanding of representation
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.
Jackson destabilises the very ‘ground’ we most desire, a sense of security and belonging.
This talk is an Abbey Rome Lecture and has been made possible thanks to the kind support of E A Abbey Council.