Samantha Jackson (She/Her)
My painting asks what it means to be alive in this moment with each other. How does that feel?
Engaging in ideas around interpersonal care, and the contradiction of harmful normalcies that we all experience, I curate objects that signal bureaucratic systems of harm. These then become the grounds for paintings and installations with humanity at their heart. Working with theories around the everyday, my camera phone acts as an extension of my sight with figures and compositions interplaying into the work as a continuous thread of investigation.
I see my practice is distinctly feminist, it often draws from figuration and domestic scenes alongside semiotics in a subconscious output of colour and movement.
What is left is a series of ongoing work that seeks to expose the love and care we have for each other, which is what makes harmful crises so terrible in the first place. I am left with paintings, installations and prints full of the marks of life- always with the ground of critique showing through.
The Memory Collection
‘The Memory Collection’ Is an ongoing series of small works on found paper. Using watercolour, pencil and minimal collage, all of these paintings have their own relational visual languages and narratives. Each Image taken from a camera phone relates to the paper’s narrative, which in turn relates do the painting, drawing and mark making present on each piece.