What It Is

What It Is

What if, instead of thinking of photography as a method of freezing time, we were to think of it as freezing wavelengths of colour?

Using photos of industrial spaces as a template, Jackson applies colour to strip away any context or meaning. Though some options exist for computer automation and mechanizing the production of these images Jackson chose instead to painstakingly hand trace and digitally colour each object, allowing human consciousness to intervene in the manufacturing process.

Reconstructing and transforming utilitarian environments into surreal landscapes, Jackson offers a fictional world where multiple frequencies and fragments of time are presented simultaneously.

The large scale detailed photos encourage the viewer to engage the work up close. But doing so is an act of entropy, where the viewer them-self initiates their collapse into disorder.

The result is a frenetic, whimsical celebration of colour that blurs the line between representation and abstraction and challenges our perception of photography as a system of documentation.

What It Is

What It Is

2018. 36” x 60” Archival pigment print on aluminum. Edition of 3.

What It Ain't

What It Ain't

2018. 36” x 36” Archival pigment print. Edition of 12.

It Isn't It

It Isn't It

2018. 36” x 36” Archival pigment print. Edition of 12.

Not It

Not It

2018. 36” x 36” Archival pigment print. Edition of 12.

Not Now

Not Now

2018. 36” x 36” Archival pigment print. Edition of 12.

It Was When

It Was When

This series was constructed of carefully extracted and rearranged fragments of colours, shapes and time from What It Is. It illustrates the final collapse into disorder and the conclusive shift from representation to abstraction.

2018. 13.5” x 17.5” Archival pigment print. Edition of 20.

When It Was

When It Was

This series was constructed of carefully extracted and rearranged fragments of colours, shapes and time from What It Is. It illustrates the final collapse into disorder and the conclusive shift from representation to abstraction.

2018. 13.5” x 17.5” Archival pigment print. Edition of 20.

Once It Was

Once It Was

This series was constructed of carefully extracted and rearranged fragments of colours, shapes and time from What It Is. It illustrates the final collapse into disorder and the conclusive shift from representation to abstraction.

2018. 13.5” x 17.5” Archival pigment print. Edition of 20.

It Was Once

It Was Once

This series was constructed of carefully extracted and rearranged fragments of colours, shapes and time from What It Is. It illustrates the final collapse into disorder and the conclusive shift from representation to abstraction.

2018. 13.5” x 17.5” Archival pigment print. Edition of 20.

It Never Was

It Never Was

This series was constructed of carefully extracted and rearranged fragments of colours, shapes and time from What It Is. It illustrates the final collapse into disorder and the conclusive shift from representation to abstraction.

2018. 13.5” x 17.5” Archival pigment print. Edition of 20.