the Burden of ideas and meaning
PAUL JACKSON

11 August - 5 September 2015

OREXART are pleased to show new paintings from Paul Jackson.

Jackson was born in Auckland in 1950 to Tongan and Scottish parents. He migrated to Australia in 1976, where he has lived and painted for 34 years, and exhibits in both Australia and New Zealand.

Many Australians will be familiar with Jackson's work through the annual Archibald Prize for Portraiture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has been a finalist on many occasions and was awarded the People's Choice award three times. In 2009 his portrait of the comedian Paul Livingston (aka Flacco) won the Art Gallery of New South Wales's Packer's Prize.

Jackson's paintings present a distorted realism, utilising his considerable skills in precision painting and grisaille technique to depict imagined subjects. He uses symbolism and historical referencing to express wider concepts, such as his concern for the land and customary rights of Maori and the history of human interaction in New Zealand.

Jackson's work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA, and United Kingdom.

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Click to view TJ McNamara's NZ Herald review.

The General, 2010. Oil on linen, 760 x 716mm

SOLD

Geyserland, 2015. Oil on linen 950 x 1470 mm

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, 2012. Oil on linen, 720 x 970mm

SOLD

Kakariki, 2010. Oil on linen, 990 x 800mm

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M-104, 2015. Oil on panel, 475 x 340mm

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Lazarus, 2010. Oil on linen, 900 x 2500mm

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Why Do I Cry When You Lie To Me? 2010. Oil on panel, 370 x 320mm

SOLD

The Smoking Tohunga, 2009. Oil on linen, 1000 x 950mm

SOLD

The Unknown Woman and Feathers after Grigori Soroka, 2009. Oil on linen, 790 x 635mm

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Bird with nest, 2015. Oil on panel, 475 x 340mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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