Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson (b. 1961, San Francisco) is known for his large-scale figurative oil pastels. His 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,” he remarks.

Jackson’s work was chosen to adorn the third series of artisanal chocolates from Recchiuti Confections. Also, CB2 chose his work for a limited edition tote bag and for a ceramic vase.

Jackson is one of the most prolific and longest practicing artists at Creativity Explored, having joined the studio in 1984. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally.

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