'Toxic Culture Too' - Dr. Matthew Jackson

21-April-2021 - 8-May-2021

Born from the inherent frustration of living within the absurdity of late stage capitalism, Toxic Culture Too is a return to theme for painter Matthew Jackson. Turning his jaundiced gaze on the day to day accepted norms of Western society, Jackson presents an often scornful yet satirical offering of visual allegories, using pop culture references and agitprop techniques to assault the senses.

"While the first Toxic Culture was full of rage and a call for change, Toxic Culture Too is the result of compassion fatigue. The anger is all still there: the paintings speak of injustice, inequality, violence, prejudice, ignorance, and that pervasive greed we all know too well. But with the anger is exhaustion. Where Toxic Culture was bright and determined, Toxic Culture Too is frustrated that it’s still telling the same stories over a decade after the debut of its predecessor. These pieces aren’t a call to arms, they’re a mirror, a reflection of apathy and resentment, a fear that things may never change. It suffers the weight of the Cassandra Complex: speaking the truth about the future only for it to fall on deaf ears.

It doesn’t have to be this way. But it is.

Aren’t you tired? Aren’t we all so, so tired?"

Jack Jackson 16/03/2021

'Toxic Culture Too' - Dr. Matthew Jackson

Artists

Meredith Jackson

Artworks

MATTHEW JACKSON - A poem for Scomo MATTHEW JACKSON - A poem for Scomo
$500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Bleach? Maybe light? MATTHEW JACKSON - Bleach? Maybe light?
$500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Bliss limited stocks MATTHEW JACKSON - Bliss limited stocks
$500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Cheap distraction MATTHEW JACKSON - Cheap distraction
$500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Collateral Cheerleader MATTHEW JACKSON - Collateral Cheerleader
$250
MATTHEW JACKSON - Complacent AF MATTHEW JACKSON - Complacent AF
$1,500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Compost MATTHEW JACKSON - Compost
$250
MATTHEW JACKSON - Conflict MATTHEW JACKSON - Conflict
$500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Crocodile tears MATTHEW JACKSON - Crocodile tears
$500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Dreamers MATTHEW JACKSON - Dreamers
$1,500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Drop and cover fire MATTHEW JACKSON - Drop and cover fire
$1,500
MATTHEW JACKSON - Expendable (Goodnight Granddad) MATTHEW JACKSON - Expendable (Goodnight Granddad)
$250

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