An impression, a question, an idea, these are always, the starting points for Richard Jackson’s work. He records images and impressions of his experiences, using drawing, writing and photography.
Working with words, the title for the piece emerges, with modelling and drawing the form emerges.
Complex volumes, fine edges and points, perfect curves, a hidden point of balance, come together to create a moment of pure expression.
The form is the signifier, the layers of mark making provide a language, challenging the boundaries between surface and internal volume. Notational, gestural, rhythmically textural, a few large calligraphic strokes, all inform a history of memories and lives, both past and yet to be played out.
The resulting work expresses his findings and raises new questions.