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CARSON JACKSON
Biography 

Carson Jackson is a contemporary abstract artist whose largely self taught. He's developed many of his own unique styles over his career and now combines them to create his pieces. His work, a reflection of his life's journey: a treasure hunt of experiences, moments, and images, each lovingly transmuted into his art. His aim is to redefine the visual landscape of his audience, creating unique pieces that challenge conventional interpretive abilities. With unique style and guided by his curiosity and an inclination towards the unusual, Carson’s artworks — often created with mixed media and found objects — resonate with the interplay of darkness and light, illustrating life's trials in a poetry of visual narrative. As the son of a Cuban refugee, he has embarked on an extraordinary journey that has spanned both geographically and professionally.

 

Jackson's travels have taken him from the seaside gardens of Ogunquit, Maine to the fierce El Salvadorian surf, through the Fjords of Norway, and during his period living in the Outer Banks. Prior to his career in art, Jackson worked as a model in Central America and as a creative director, experiences that further enhanced his artistic sensibilities. His prior career in healthcare, healing people has given him unique insights and perspectives which show in his work. Having helped with life-saving procedures and seen the fragility and resilience of life first-hand, add an emotional and vivid depth. 

The Journey

From Interventional Radiology to Artistry:

Jackson’s journey, transitioning from a thriving career in Interventional Radiology to the realm of artistry, is a testament to the transformative power of art. Renowned for his distinctive style and creative expression, Jackson brings a unique fusion of personal history, worldly exploration, and medical precision to his art. His creations skillfully interlace a vibrant tapestry of human experiences that deeply resonate with each viewer. They serve as the enduring embodiment of his experiences, his travels, and the people who have enriched his life.

Unveiling the Creative Process

Jackson's creative process lies in his pursuit of the unique and the obscure. His philosophy, inherited from his grandfathers, guides him: "Walk slowly and drink a lot of water" and "be a master of your craft". He engages with the world around him in ways that liven the moment, constantly seeking the unseen and translating those experiences onto his canvas. His subjects and techniques are as diverse as the world he observes, using found objects, mixed media, and his own innovative techniques developed through curiosity and play.

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