Pleased to meet you #5, 2018
Text by Thibaut de Ruyter and conversation between Richard Jackson and Cécile Girardeau
To present the artist as a rock star: such is the ambition of this deluxe fanzine with its fifth opus dedicated to the divine Richard Jackson. His realm derives from the amusement park, in which the imaginary sets forth astride dysfunctional creatures, gears up crazy machines and embraces accidents of painting. Within this bawdily irreverent carnival, Jackson translates his fervor for pictorial tradition with an exuberant outpouring of painting. A tireless handyman, his true detachment as a false dilettante is illustrated by his statement that ?art is just a way to pass my time, something to do when there is no hunting.? A tiny miracle or a great revelation, an encounter with Richard Jackson will leave you neither immaculate nor unscathed.