Kurt Jackson: Sketchbooks

ISBN: 9781848221109
Artist(s): Kurt Jackson
Author(s): Alan Livingston & Kurt Jackson
Format: unspecified
Edition: -
Year published: Sept 2012
Publisher: Lund Humphries in association with the Lemon Street Gallery
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 144
Illustrations: Includes 117 colour and 40 b&w illustrations

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The exhibited works of Kurt Jackson do not necessarily reveal his day-to-day working practice. Behind his finished canvases are hundreds of sketchbooks borne out of his continual routine of making drawings, marks, notes, poems and scribbles. This book examines the importance of the sketchbook to Jackson.

For Jackson, his sketchbooks are vital to the development and completion of his paintings. Often sketching while a painting evolves, the artist values each medium equally – the pages of his sketchbooks reveal how the hastily executed images can help him to work out what he wants to achieve on canvas, or simply capture a spontaneous image when there is not enough time to paint or draw properly. Illustrating mundane daily events and happenings as well as key moments, journeys and the overlapping ongoing project work, Jackson’s sketchbooks are key to understanding his inspirations as an artist.

Drawing on a selection of twenty sketchbooks, of differing sizes and a variety of media, this fascinating publication provides a rare insight in to the mind of a highly creative and original artist.


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