Alison Jackson

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Photo by Bill Bryson at Windsor Park

Alison  Jackson  is  a  contemporary  artist  who  explores  the  cult  of  celebrity – an   extraordinary   phenomenon   of   our   age   made   possible   by   the   wide  availability of photographic images in film, press, TV, internet and the interest in publicity.

Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing  things in private using lookalikes. Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. She creates scenarios we have all imagined but never seen – the hot images the media can’t get.

Jackson  raises  questions  about  whether  we  can  believe  what  we  see  when we live in a mediated world of screens, imagery and internet. She comments on our voyeurism, on the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe. Her work has established wide respect for her as an incisive, funny and thought – provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture.

Alison works across all media and arts platforms in TV, Press, Internet, books, some  merchandising  and  is  widely  exhibited  in  galleries  and  museums attracting  extensive  interest  in  the  press  and  on  TV.  Her  images  themselves have  become  just  as  much  a  part  of  popular  culture  as  images  of  the  real celebrities.

Born in Hampshire, Alison trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London, and in Fine Art Photography at The Royal College of Art. She lives  and  works in  London.  Alison  is  Ambassador  to  the  Spinal  Injuries Association.

Queen Selfie by Alison Jackson

Prince Philip looks at Marilyn by Alison Jackson

Ku Klux Klan and Donald Trump by Alison Jackson

Donald Trump and Miss Mexico by Alison Jackson

Original Post: http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/alison-jackson/