Fassbinder, Oil on canvas, 46 x 36cm, 2006

Luke Jackson

Fassbinder, Oil on canvas, 46 x 36cm, 2006

2007 / Artists

Luke Jackson

2004-07 PGDip Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
2001-04 BA [hons] Fine Art, Middlesex University

Previous Exhibitions:
2006 The R.A.5, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York

Selectors' Comments:
Alex Katz meets the Belgian? These are softly iconoclastic pictures that are also quite funny. They struggle with taking seriousness seriously. Good choice of subjects - what style are these guys worth, if any?

Artist's Statement:
The three paintings centre on an obsessive fetishism of each character that manifests itself in how each is painted and a specific mode of history. They appear not as direct portraits and avoid any overt familiarity with the photographic image. They instead move behind the charged enigma of each persona.