Jackson Farley: Bio
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.
Jackson Farley is a Sydney based emerging artist creating unique and striking works over a range of disciplines. He has excelled in local and international prizes, winning the inaugural Waverley Street Art Prize in 2012. He has completed his Bachelor of Viusal Arts (Honours) from Sydney Universities, Sydney College of the Arts, receiving the Dean’s award from Printmedia as well as drawing. He has also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA and recently has completed a residency with the Chengdu Academy of Art in Sichuan, China.