HOWL Gallery/Tattoo presents:
Featuring new works by R. Jackson
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th, 2012, 6 PM - 10 PM
Exhibition: September 7th - October 1, 2012
1514 Broadway, Fory Myers, Florida 33901
A unique art movement has emerged combining the dynamic and interrelated worlds of comics, anime and hip-hop, with the elements of modern cinema. This movement celebrates its multi-cultural, international influence on science fiction, action and adventure and other confluences within and surrounding present day artistic culture.
This movement is defined by an inspired, original approach to existing media that redefines the media itself.
Rocko RocketIn the spirit of this, I call this new genre Donu in tribute to the famed hip-hop producer J Dilla whose last work, the magnum opus Donutsleft an indelible mark on that industry.
Donu also makes reference to Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterpiece Domu. Katsuhiro Otomo has not only revolutionized anime in Japan but also redefined animation storytelling in the global entertainment environment.
PlanetRock is the third in a series of shows called DonuPop. These shows are designed to give the Donu Movment space within the context in of pop art.
About the Artist
R. Jackson is a pop artist, designer and educator. For over ten years he has been exhibiting art internationally with the Miami Design District’s Diaspora Vibe Gallery. As a New World School of the Arts student, R. Jackson became a YoungArts finalist and won level one. This made him a presidential scholar nominee in 1990. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, at the top of his classCancel, with a full merit scholarship in 1994. Jackson currently illustrates a children's book, written by his wife Yolande, entitled Rocko Rocket.