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Vincent Jackson

December 15, 2022

Connections Artist Spotlight – Creativity Explored

Vincent Jackson, born in San Francisco in 1961, is one of the most prolific and longest-practicing artists at Creativity Explored. Jackson 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.

Vincent Jackson posing with a quilted art piece.
Vincent Jackson working on a piece featuring the image of a man.

Jackson’s work was chosen to adorn the third series of artisanal chocolates from Recchiuti Confections. Additionally, CB2 selected Jackson’s work for a number of limited-edition products including a tote, rug, pillow, and ceramic vase.

VIDA produced a curated collection of colorful masks, scarves, totes, clutches, and glass trays using Jackson’s abstract oil pastel drawings. Jackson’s work has been exhibited internationally.

Check out Vincent’s Creativity Explored video here.
To find out more and to explore Vincent’s artwork, visit his website here: https://www.creativityexplored.org/artists/vincent-jackson