September 17 - 30, 2021
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
Opening Reception: September 17, 6-8 pm
New York, NY - Space 776 is pleased to present a solo exhibition of painting and a variety of mixed media by outsider artist Patrick Jackson.
Jackson’s work is motivated by the passion he has for his subjects. He lived and breathed 1980's suburban music, movies, sports and street art culture, absorbing, regurgitating, in oil and canvas, nostalgia in the recreation of posters from the film he ranks best. In his life, he has done things like finding and resurrecting the honor of Street basketball great Earl Manigault through a clothing line in the 1990’s called GoatGear. In addition, he created paintings and photographs of rare and endangered animals, followed his street art heroes with his own sticker culture brand, and started his own skateboard company (Jackson Skateboards) in 2019.
“My introduction to painting and the world of art began before I can remember. As a very young child, I was taken almost every Sunday to the art galleries and museums of New York City. My mother was a watercolorist and introduced me to the paintings of the world’s greatest artists. I had continual education throughout my childhood.
As I grew older, I read extensively on the subject and studied the great artists and their different schools of art. Based on all my studies, my unvarnished opinion is that there is no right or wrong way to paint. Every painter has his own style, and like their fingerprints, each is unique. And Thank goodness or all works would be boringly the same” - Patrick Jackson
Over the past 25 years, he has produced a large and diverse body of paintings and art objects. His paintings are straightforward, honest, and direct. His art objects are sometimes embedded in commercial re-branding and are humorous critiques of today’s art establishment. Jackson continues to create work in Ridgewood, NJ.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Patrick Jackson (American Artist, b. 1972 Yonkers) was raised in Ridgewood, NJ and studied at Villanova University. He was co-founder of Goatgear clothing and the founder of Suburban Classic magazine. Jackson is the founder of the Greenwich lacrosse program and has been coaching Lacrosse in Greenwich for over 15 years. Jackson has also produced a 16mm documentary film on lacrosse, published two books, and written numerous magazines. In addition, he has completed over 2000 oil paintings and has remained active as a street artist for his entire adult life. His most recent project is The Jackson Skateboard company which he founded in 2019.