Albert Jackson is a young influential multidimensional artist, fluent in a wide variety of mediums, who produces paintings and sculptures influenced by Greek and Native American Mythology, ancient Astrology and Jungian Psychology. His entirely original and unique art has earned him considerable recognition and appeal in the United States, having had exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas. Albert was honoured to be chosen to exhibit his work as featured artist at the New York International Film Festival.
Albert Jackson’s first show in the UK was held in Birmingham in May 2002, and was highly acclaimed by critics and art buyers alike, thus attracting dignitaries such as Peter Hain, former Leader of the House of Commons, and interviews on BBC national radio and television.
‘’One of the most innovative contemporary sculptors and painters of his time,’’ wrote the Evening Mail, London.
“Despite appearances this is not a group show but the electric output of one artist – Albert Jackson,” wrote Emma Safe – Metro Magazine, London.
Since then, Albert has held a number of London based exhibitions, at venues including Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery, where Damien Hirst made an appearance; the Menier Gallery at London Bridge April 2003, the Michael Naimski Gallery in Chiswick November 2003, and a group exhibition at the Blackheath Gallery, January 2004.
A few years later Albert Jackson was commissioned by Barclay’s Bank to create nine unique sculptures, which were later sold at a gala charity auction. Celebrities such as Sara Cox, Zoe Ball, Kate Moss and others kindly contributed ‘personal items’ which were incorporated into the work to accent each piece.
Albert Jackson’s art cuts across boundaries to appeal to the universal human spirit – yet each viewer can delight in finding their own personal truth and emotional meaning in his works. His paintings explore the form and function of abstractions that exalt the essence and passion, as well as punctuating the vivid manifestations of colour, which define and drive the emotional integrity of his images on canvas.
“My work speaks to both literal and abstract points of view,” Jackson said. “I try to create an atmosphere which transcends the ordinary and finds meaning through inspiration.”
Each of his pieces starts as a fully formed vision in his mind, before he begins his work. Then he welds, hammers, forges, and torch-carves raw materials such as steel, iron, copper, and wood into fully-formed, passion-driven, functional artworks: A chair with the wings of a butterfly. A glass table with the colors of fall leaves beneath its surface. His art is a visionary one, that strives to liberate the human spirit: A steel sculpture of a woman who gleams with fierce independence and eroticism. The painted, supple curves of a calla lily flower seeking its blessings of water and light. Albert Jackson produces sculptures and paintings with an immediate impact and a lasting poetic resonance. His artwork is steeped in meanings as diverse as Greek and Native American mythology. Albert Jackson’s art cuts across boundaries to appeal to the universal human spirit – yet each viewer can delight in finding their own personal truth and emotional meaning in his works. .
Albert Jackson was born in Heidelberg, Germany on October 27, 1961, just a few yards away from the main gate to Heidelberg Castle. His father was in the military and, as a result, Albert’s early childhood was spent on the move, criss-crossing numerous localities in the United States. His formative years were spent with his family in Colorado. Albert attended, the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he studied photography, philosophy, theology, political science, and computer science. Albert Jackson’s celebrity client list includes The Supremes, Tom Cruise.