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The Thames Revisited

20 November 2013 23 January 2014

The Redfern Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of new work by leading

British contemporary artist, Kurt Jackson: The Thames Revisited.

‘I’ve been up and down the length of the

river a fair amount. I’ve rowed on it and

swam on it, but mostly I’ve walked beside it

sometimes frantically in search of that

rare combination of the transcende

nt and the haptic that only the work of a

serious artist can achieve. Looking at Kurt

Jackson’s canvases, which manage this feat

so triumphantly for the Thames, it occurs to

me that I might as well have stayed at home,

waiting for them to come into being.’

Will Self, 2013

Silver and green, the young Thames 2013

Mixed media on canvas 122 x 122 cm

In this exhibition, Jackson continues his study of the Thames, exploring the river from source to

sea. The work represents a culmination of several years spent visiting and recording the iconic

watercourse, capturing its atmosphere, spirit, and changing moods. Jackson uses a variety of

media to realise his subject – painting, sculpture, work on paper, ceramics, jewellery – creating a

body of work as versatile as the river he depicts.

Born in 1961, Jackson studied zoology at St Peter’s College, Oxford, but spent most of his time

painting in the surrounding countryside and attending classes at the Ruskin School of Drawing

and Fine Art. Known for his large-scale and atmospheric paintings, Jackson’s work reflects a

concern with natural history, ecology and the environment. As an ambassador for Survival

International, Jackson will be donating proceeds from the sale of two paintings to the charity.

To accompany this exhibition, a fully illustrated book is available with an introductory essay by

Will Self and selected poems by the artist. For images and more information, please contact the

gallery on 020 7734 1732 or

The Redfern Gallery

20 Cork Street London W1S 3HL

t. 020 7734 1732/0578