Cycles Tyler Jackson Pritchard
Sponsored By Ben Brown Fine Arts & McNamara Art Projects
202, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street Wong Chuk Hang Hong Kong [Directions]
April 20th - May 30th, 2020
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Tyler Jackson Pritchard is a multidisciplinary artist focusing in painting and photography creating a new vernacular that bridges the gap between abstraction and representational art. His work expresses external/internal struggle and the underlying constructs and forms that result.

In Jackson’s 3rd solo painting exhibition in Hong Kong, Cycles, he presents a collection of paintings teemed with a raw yet reserved energy, where he examines the human psyche and the recurring cyclical stages of struggle and serenity through the myth of the hero exemplified in various ancient cultures. The diversity of subject matter, genres, and techniques in this exhibition parallels the multiplicity and complexity of themes he explores through his work such as grief, catharsis, conquest and elation. Cycles, provides the viewer with a comprehensive survey of Jackson’s unique, highly expressive, disturbing and seductive output from 2018 to 2020.

In works such as Black, Appendix, Centripetal and Underwriter, Jackson revisits his most recognizable motif of continuous intersecting lines as a linguistic evolution, with a full range of tonality. With seemingly haphazard layers of overlapping strokes, he evokes a mysterious intricacy of how the individual processes imagery or events; the fury, meditative, complexity, clarity, masochism and benevolence appear random yet methodical.

In Jackson’s most recent works, such as Wing Locked and Sight, the influence of Op Art acts as a mild hypnotic, balancing and accentuating the emotional liberty of the more expressionist works in the exhibition. The juxtaposition of the clean lines in contrast with the rough characteristics of the counter works leaves the viewer with a sense of controlled chaos.

“Each interaction you have with a piece of art depends in large part on what you bring to it and each time it’s a new conversation. As we grow, learn, and experience life, what we think and the way we think shifts, even through affirmation. Each piece also has a life cycle of change as it moves through time so when you interact again, the conversation progresses. I seek to open a dialogue not to make a statement.”
– Jackson

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