Jackson Farley: Statement
Farley creates figurative, arresting images where stark reality intermingles with the divine. With a particular focus on old notions of masculinity in the contemporary, he explores phallocentric Histories and notions of ‘genius art’. His works juxtapose classical iconography with crude cartoon characteristics and bold pops of colour. Underpinning his works is a symbolic marriage of the new with the old and a deep discovery of the divine and the profane. Most recently his work has focused on the possibility of a more pluralistic approach to masculinity in the contemporary through an idiosyncratic approach to loaded Histories and iconography.