David Michael Jackson | Works of Modern Art
David Michael Jackson
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We are proud to offer the work of our first artist, David Michael Jackson.
Here is his artist statement:
My art has been on the internet since I started Artvilla.com in 1998.
I am someone who is always searching for identity.
My art search was rebellious. I always say that but people often refer to my art of color as serene or mystical. With abstract art, I considered "intent" and description useless. I started painting without intent, creating shapes that I could find meaning in. I sometimes wanted no up or down or orientation. I wanted no meaning except for whatever the viewer found. I paint that canvas and try to find something. My goal has always been to put this paint on that canvas. That takes the pressure off. Whatever demons or search for meaning are in me can jump in there too. Meaning is an elusive elf. You search for it and hope that you end up with something that at least shows the journey. Hopefully the viewer can add it to a personal quest. The announcer telling you what the artist meant is always secondary to what you perceive.
I seemingly strike randomly and emotionally and then I discover shapes and colors.
It's refreshing to say, "What does it mean to you?" I loved it when my musician friend Abe said of a painting, where I saw a landscape, "Are you blind? Do you not see the stage, and the band?".
I go for something I discover later, something unintended that gives me feelings of wonderment.
When a person buys art, it is because that art strikes a unique chord which is in tune with the artist but also of a deeply personal melody.
That is my search and it's the search of the art lover. I'm happy to have the viewer see a frog where I see a rock.
Sometime an obvious meaning sometimes comes out. Some orientation often emerges. Animals somehow appear. Is their plight part of my subconscious?