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Vincent Jackson

When walking through the studio, among many snippets of conversation, you may hear an exclamation similar to the following: “I can’t help it if I’m so talented!” More than likely you overheard Vincent Jackson (b. 1961), one of the most prolific and longest practicing artists at Creativity Explored. Since 1984 Jackson’s large-scale figurative oil pastels have entranced visitors. Thick defining lines break the human form into geometric shapes filled with a heavy impasto of layered colors arranged with Jackson’s masterful sense of harmony. The resulting mask-like works can be viewed as a contemporary renewal of traditional African and Oceanic folk art imagery. "My faces are my way of telling a story rather than writing."

In 2009, Jackson’s work was chosen to adorn the third series of artisanal chocolates from Recchiuti Confections, one of our community arts partners. CB2, another community arts partner, chose his work for a limited edition tote bag in 2010 and again in 2013 for a ceramic vase. In spite of his popularity and accompanying praise from collectors and partners, it is the process of making art that is essential for Jackson. "It is very important that I create because it makes me feel nice."

 

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Selected Exhibitions

2012
Out of Order, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Where Are We?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Fibrocosm, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Tasty, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Pink Show, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Dialogue Project at Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi, Japan
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Rock n' California Roll, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

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