'Toxic Culture Too' - Dr. Matthew Jackson

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


Artists

  • Matthew Jackson

Artworks

MATTHEW JACKSON - A poem for Scomo

MATTHEW JACKSON - A poem for Scomo

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Background Noise

MATTHEW JACKSON - Background Noise

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Bleach? Maybe light?

MATTHEW JACKSON - Bleach? Maybe light?

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Bliss limited stocks

MATTHEW JACKSON - Bliss limited stocks

mixed media on canvas, 40.5 x 50cm 

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Cheap distraction

MATTHEW JACKSON - Cheap distraction

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Collateral Cheerleader

MATTHEW JACKSON - Collateral Cheerleader

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Complacent AF

MATTHEW JACKSON - Complacent AF

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Compost

MATTHEW JACKSON - Compost

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Conflict

MATTHEW JACKSON - Conflict

mixed media on canvas, 40.5 x 51cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Crocodile tears

MATTHEW JACKSON - Crocodile tears

mixed media on canvas, 40.5 x 51cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Dreamers

MATTHEW JACKSON - Dreamers

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Drop and cover fire

MATTHEW JACKSON - Drop and cover fire

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm * ON RESERVE *

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Expendable (Goodnight Granddad)

MATTHEW JACKSON - Expendable (Goodnight Granddad)

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Ignore the obvious

MATTHEW JACKSON - Ignore the obvious

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Jump ship

MATTHEW JACKSON - Jump ship

mixed media on canvas, 40.5 x 51cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Lullaby 75mg

MATTHEW JACKSON - Lullaby 75mg

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Nope

MATTHEW JACKSON - Nope

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm * ON RESERVE *

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Not yet equal

MATTHEW JACKSON - Not yet equal

mixed media on canvas, 77cm diameter tondo

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Patriot games

MATTHEW JACKSON - Patriot games

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Pell's Belles

MATTHEW JACKSON - Pell's Belles

mixed media on canvas, 80 x 180cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Plastic shit

MATTHEW JACKSON - Plastic shit

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Results may vary

MATTHEW JACKSON - Results may vary

mixed media on canvas, 61 x 152cm 

$1,200.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Smug

MATTHEW JACKSON - Smug

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Someday Son, all of this will be yours

MATTHEW JACKSON - Someday Son, all of this will be yours

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Soz!

MATTHEW JACKSON - Soz!

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Suffer the little children

MATTHEW JACKSON - Suffer the little children

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Terms and conditions apply

MATTHEW JACKSON - Terms and conditions apply

mixed media on canvas, 61 x 152cm

$1,200.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - The King is dead, long live the King

MATTHEW JACKSON - The King is dead, long live the King

mixed media on canvas, 61 x 46cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Toe the line

MATTHEW JACKSON - Toe the line

mixed media on canvas, 61 x 152cm

$1,200.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Trickle down pie chart

MATTHEW JACKSON - Trickle down pie chart

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

$500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - Vanity Trophy

MATTHEW JACKSON - Vanity Trophy

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

$1,500.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - XIX

MATTHEW JACKSON - XIX

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

$250.00
MATTHEW JACKSON - 2016 - 2021 Self portrait 1

MATTHEW JACKSON - 2016 - 2021 Self portrait 1
sold

acrylic on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - 2016 - 2021 Self portrait 2

MATTHEW JACKSON - 2016 - 2021 Self portrait 2
sold

acrylic on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - 2016 - 2021 Self portrait 3

MATTHEW JACKSON - 2016 - 2021 Self portrait 3
sold

acrylic on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Chattel

MATTHEW JACKSON - Chattel
sold

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Complacent Complicit

MATTHEW JACKSON - Complacent Complicit
sold

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Crude

MATTHEW JACKSON - Crude
sold

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Crusader

MATTHEW JACKSON - Crusader
sold

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Difficult First Term (triptych)

MATTHEW JACKSON - Difficult First Term (triptych)
sold

mixed media on canvas, 3 x 91.5 x 122cm (overall dimensions 91.5 x 275cm)

MATTHEW JACKSON - Factory fodder

MATTHEW JACKSON - Factory fodder
sold

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Fake News (Hee Haw)

MATTHEW JACKSON - Fake News (Hee Haw)
sold

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Gated Community

MATTHEW JACKSON - Gated Community
sold

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Jaundiced

MATTHEW JACKSON - Jaundiced
sold

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Misery Jackpot

MATTHEW JACKSON - Misery Jackpot
sold

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Not waving...

MATTHEW JACKSON - Not waving...
sold

mixed media on canvas, 26 x 20cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Oooh...

MATTHEW JACKSON - Oooh...
sold

mixed media on canvas, 20 x 26cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Seen and not heard

MATTHEW JACKSON - Seen and not heard
sold

mixed media on canvas, 122 x 91cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Time's up

MATTHEW JACKSON - Time's up
sold

mixed media on canvas, 51 x 40.5cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Toxic Culture Too

MATTHEW JACKSON - Toxic Culture Too
sold

mixed media on canvas, 91 x 122cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - WAAAH!!

MATTHEW JACKSON - WAAAH!!
sold

mixed media on canvas, 76 x 61cm

MATTHEW JACKSON - Where did the beautiful heroes go?

MATTHEW JACKSON - Where did the beautiful heroes go?
sold

mixed media on canvas, 103cm hexagon 

MATTHEW JACKSON - You're being played

MATTHEW JACKSON - You're being played
sold

mixed media on canvas, 91.5 x 61cm

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