Matthew Day Jackson
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Matthew Day Jackson (born 1974) is an American artist whose practice encompasses most disciplines, grappling with big ideas such as the attraction of the frontier and faith in technological advancements. His work particularly addresses the myth of the American Dream and visions of its failed utopia, utilising familiar iconography, recycling culturally loaded images such as the geodesic structures of Buckminster Fuller, mankind’s first steps on the moon, and the covers of LIFE magazine from the ’60s and ’70s, cross-pollinating these and mixing them with numerous references from art history.

Artist images


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Dance of Destruction (Featuring 'Lady Liberty' as Shiva, Wovako, Eleanor and Jim Jones) - detail
Dance of Destruction (Featuring 'Lady Liberty' as Shiva, Wovako, Eleanor and Jim Jones) - detail

Artist external links

http://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/51/matthew-day-jackson/images-clips/
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/matthew_day_jackson.htm
http://www.artnet.com/artists/matthew%20day-jackson/


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