Roxanne Jackson is a ceramic artist and mixed-media sculptor living in Brooklyn, New-York. She blazes a new path to reinvent craft and disrupt historic ceramic sculpture. By approaching ceramics from many different directions, using a variety of materials and techniques, she exploits this medium, question conventional notions of beauty and finds beauty in the unexpected. Roxanne aims to invent new mythology by creating uncanny, distorted and psychedelic forms. These metamorphic “mystery objects,” escape a single unified narrative. They are created through an exploration of form, by sculpting mashup compositions, extracting traits from both highbrow and lowbrow culture and maneuvering fire and fluxed glaze. These shapeshifting sculptures evolve and unfurl, revealing gems once hidden. There are collisions of nature and fantasy, the absurd, the playful, the ironic and the grotesque.
"This is a Strange Time. The Coronavirus has shown us, very directly, how we are all connected across the globe. I like to focus on the positive sides to this. Following this 'disaster,' we will not be the same. We are all being asked to take a step back, to slow down, to breathe. Many of us are given more time, and we are reminded of how much we care about one another and how much we miss each other. Once we do come back together again, we will look different, we will be different and we will appreciate each other."
Roxanne Jackson New York. April 14, 2020