You are bidding on an original Jackson-Collins painting on canvas.
Self-taught and self-made, Mississippi-born Jackson Collins extracts truth from
life and renders it visual. At the age of sixteen, he began his career painting
on the shores of Venice Beach without a penny to his name. Now, as an
internationally acclaimed artist, having exhibited throughout Europe and the
United States, Jackson Collins can still be found painting on the sands of
Venice Beach. Despite recognition and acknowledgement, Jackson-Collins remains
true to his methods and purpose: to elicit an emotional response from his
Jackson Collins paints from his soul, and his work reflects this
passionate realm of beauty and pain. Employing a system of personal symbolism, a
feverish brush stroke, and broad planes of deep, intense color, Collins conveys
the most basic of human emotions: love, fear, need, devastation, hope, joy. His
images are at once brooding and triumphant, ethereal and grounded, echoing the
complex and simple contradictions inherent to being human. Inspired by the
trials and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Mohammed Ali,
Collins’ oeuvre documents history through a unique cultural perspective,
speaking loudest from that point where the personal, social, and political
Jackson Collins has exhibited in such diverse locations as the
Alan Goodman Gallery, London, England, Galerie Charles Boutron, St.-Piat,
France, Urban Exposure, Los Angeles, California, and Michelle Konigs Galerie,
Berlin, Germany. His works are also part of the private collections of Brian
Glazer, Jane Smiley, Craig Ponzio, Mr. And Mrs. Peter Young, and Dr. and Mrs.
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