Is Jackson (°1995, Toronto, Canada) makes installations, paintings, photos and films. By investigating language on a meta-level, Jackson develops forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite both the viewer and the artist to make new personal associations.
Her installations are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By choosing mainly formal solutions, she tries to grasp language. Transformed into art, language becomes an ornament. At that moment, lots of ambiguities and indistinctnesses, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface.
Her works focus on the futility of communication, meant to visualize reality, the attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content and the dysfunctions of language. In short, the lack of clear references are key elements in the work. By questioning the concept of movement, she reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking human who experiences a continuous loss.
Her works isolate the movements of realities, humans and objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between language and time. Is Jackson currently lives and works in Montreal.