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Robert C. Jackson

“I believe that fundamentally, the core of our being is fed by both the comedic and the dramatic. However, the tendency of most art leans towards drama, leaving us slightly malnourished. Therefore, I have a pretty simple hope: to feed the appetite with a touch of humor and provide some pleasure to life. I try to engage the mind and heart of the viewer with amusing narratives.

 

I am acting as a playwright, starting at Act 1/Scene 1, allowing the audience to imagine and determine the rest of the interactions, scenarios and even the ending. Fruit, balloons, cakes, toys, and cookies are my actors, always on the verge of some sort of role play. Vivid colors, composition, props and text provide the staging and scenarios, all participating in the enhancement of the story. Interpretation is left to each individual admirer."  -  Robert C. Jackson 

“Realist painters hear the comment: “Wow, I can’t even draw a stick figure or a straight line” whereas many abstract painters hear “Wow, my kid could do that.” Both statements address skill…an abundance in the first case or lack in the second. However, both statements err in the same way, disregarding what the art is actually about. With this piece I decided to have a little fun with Rothko, making light of the process being as “Easy as 1,2,3”, Hopefully it invites viewers to ponder art a little more deeply.” - RCJ

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Robert C. Jackson, "Easy as 1, 2, 3," 2024, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, $18,000

Arden Gallery - Robert C. Jackson, "Peanut Butter & Jelly," 2024, oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches, $18,000

Robert C. Jackson, "Peanut Butter & Jelly," 2024, oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches, $18,000

Arden Gallery - Robert C. Jackson, "Duality," 2024, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, $18,000

Robert C. Jackson, "Duality," 2024, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, $18,000

Arden Gallery - Robert C. Jackson, "Circles & Squares," 2024, oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches, $13,500

Robert C. Jackson, "Circles & Squares," 2024, oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches, $13,500

Arden Gallery - Robert C. Jackson, "Let It Be," 2024, oil on linen, 28 x 30 inches, $14,000

Robert C. Jackson, "Let It Be," 2024, oil on linen, 28 x 30 inches, $14,000

Arden Gallert - Robert C. Jackson, "Rocketman," 2024, oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches, $18,000

Robert C. Jackson, "Rocketman," 2024, oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches, $18,000

Arden Gallery - Robert C. Jackson, "Thinking Alike," 2024, oil on linen, 30 x 24 inches, $13,000

Robert C. Jackson, "Thinking Alike," 2024, oil on linen, 30 x 24 inches, $13,000

Arden Gallery - Robert C. Jackson, "Warhol & Johns," 2024, oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches, $9,000

Robert C. Jackson, "Warhol & Johns," 2024, oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches, $9,000

Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024

Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024

Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024
Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024

Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024

Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024

Robert C. Jackson at Arden Gallery, July 2024

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Robert C. Jackson Arden Gallery

"Robert Jackson’s work has always been more than just beautiful. His paintings, rendered in realist fashion, exhibit a masterful technique. The pieces are vibrant and colorful. His compositions are well balanced and complete. He makes painting look easy. Yet the work possesses uncommon depth. It displays a sharp wit. It personifies human nature in a disarming way. By employing playful objects such as cakes & candy, balloons & toys, fruits & vegetables, Jackson is able to replicate potentially disastrous circumstances, naughty behavior, and sticky situations in a humorous manner. In addition, Bob’s paintings characterize popular puns and explore American vernacular. In so doing he provides an aperture for collectors to connect to the work on many levels." - Zola Solamente, Owner, Arden Gallery

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