'A PARTY HAT FOR SAINT DENIS' - Dr. Matthew Jackson (Gallery A)

A party hat for Saint Denis.

An artist could be seen as a visual repository of experience. The longer I live, the deeper and muddier the experiential waters I wade in become. There is a blending of childhood influence and half remembered literary tales, poems and imagery. 

In general I have a vague awareness that the memories of my past are a pastiche or palimpsest, rather than an act of actual objective remembering. Creating physical images that reference this anachronistic and apocryphal misuse of memory and fiction, necessarily clarifies the fatuous nature of the act of remembering. 

The paintings that are born from this act are flawed, even in conception. They serve no purpose other than illustrating the melange of previously passively accepted understanding of ‘self’. An identity formed through the barely aware consumption of daily life, movies, recreational and pharmaceutical drug dreams, books, fairy tales, art, music, poetry and the striding/wading/stumbling gait of an artist trying to navigate contemporary life.

The title of this series of work speaks to this weirdly redundant endeavour. Saint Denis, famously beheaded before being beatified, is often depicted as a saint with his detached head carried in his own hands. Suggesting a party hat for Saint Denis is both inciting a sense of ridiculousness, but at the same time posing the question; why should such tragic figures not be celebrated?

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Paper Monarch 2019, oil on linen, 100cm x 200cm


Artists

  • Matthew Jackson

Pieces

MATTHEW JACKSON - Blind Pew

MATTHEW JACKSON - Blind Pew

oil on canvas 2019, 122 x 92cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Boscastle Nick

MATTHEW JACKSON - Boscastle Nick

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Dark Hare

MATTHEW JACKSON - Dark Hare

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Death and the maiden

MATTHEW JACKSON - Death and the maiden

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Eurydice

MATTHEW JACKSON - Eurydice

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Merlephant

MATTHEW JACKSON - Merlephant

oil on canvas 2019, 40.5 x 51m

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Minotaurs

MATTHEW JACKSON - Minotaurs

oil on canvas 2019, 107 x 81cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Mr. Punch

MATTHEW JACKSON - Mr. Punch

oil on canvas 2019, 40.5 x 51cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 1

MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 1

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 2

MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 2

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 4

MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 4

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Paper Monarch

MATTHEW JACKSON - Paper Monarch

oil on linen 2019, 102 x 183cm

$3,000.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Self Portrait as a bucolic British landscape

MATTHEW JACKSON - Self Portrait as a bucolic British landscape

oil on canvas 2019, 81 x 107cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Self portrait as the Hermit

MATTHEW JACKSON - Self portrait as the Hermit

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Self portrait as the King of Fools

MATTHEW JACKSON - Self portrait as the King of Fools

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Solve

MATTHEW JACKSON - Solve

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Study for Sufferance

MATTHEW JACKSON - Study for Sufferance

oil on canvas 2019, 92 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - The Collector

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Collector

oil on canvas 2019, 40.5 x 51cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - The Heirophant

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Heirophant

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - The Seer

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Seer

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - The Skeptic

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Skeptic

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Twins

MATTHEW JACKSON - Twins

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 3

MATTHEW JACKSON - Never go home 3
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 51 x 40.5cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Descent

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Descent
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 40.5 x 51cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Night Gavotte

MATTHEW JACKSON - The Night Gavotte
sold

oil on linen 2019, 102 x 183cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Thoughts and Prayers

MATTHEW JACKSON - Thoughts and Prayers
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 40.5 x 51cm

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