Comments on: Vanessa Jackson: Rough Cut and Faceted http://abstractcritical.com/article/vanessa-jackson-rough-cut-and-faceted/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Kevin Miller http://abstractcritical.com/article/vanessa-jackson-rough-cut-and-faceted/#comment-900275 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:02:53 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8541#comment-900275 I feel this discussion is rather missing real consideration of colour. I’ve only seen Jackson’s paintings in reproduction but I reckon comparisons to de Chirico (who never strikes me as much interested in colour) or Craig Martin’s ‘RGB’ colours don’t quite hit the nail on the head for an artist making such carefull and delicate use of colour. Albers perhaps the better clue?

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By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/article/vanessa-jackson-rough-cut-and-faceted/#comment-879789 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:07:11 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8541#comment-879789 The small paintings look almost identical to Michael Craig Martin’s ‘Alphabet’ show at Sydney Cooper Gallery, earlier this year.

As a periodic maker of ‘simple’ geometric ‘abstracts’ I feel I can comment on this work. First, what’s going on? What’s the visual buzz? If one reduces a picture to an arrangement of simple geometric shapes, is that enough? Are we ameoba? No. We have a complex sophisticated eye, so what’s it about? It’s almost like listening to a single channel of an orchestrated piece of music, listening to just the bass or the drum beat, no? Without all the coming together of the various comopnent parts, seeing aspects in isolation, one doesn’t really get a full impression. It’s a bit like a field after the crop has been harvested. The field is still full, full of field, but empty at the same time, and that’s the feeling I have with these works.

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