SPOTLIGHT: RODNEY JACKSON
Rodney Jackson attended The New World School of the Arts and received the only full scholarship offered that year by the Maryland Institute College of Art.
For the past fourteen years, he has been infusing traditional and contemporary art with elements of Japanese animation and Hip-Hop, placing his own personal stamp on a new pop aesthetic which comprises what many believe is the core of the new millennium cultural movement.
HIP POP ART: The Visual Documentation and Preservation of Hip Hop
Rodney is currently developing what he refers to as ”Hip Pop Art”, where he uses stylized portraiture to document Hip Hop’s transition into popular culture.
His most recent work uses photos and textiles to highlight the labor class of people as they carve their place into the fabric of American culture. This production has been placed on exhibit at the annual international festival, Art Basel Miami.
Hip Pop Art | www.hippopartmovement.wordpress.com.
DONŪ: Comics, Anime, Hip-Hop and Modern Cinema
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.
In the spirit of this, Jackson coined the term “DONŪ” to describe this new genre.
I AM DONŪ | www.iamdonu.com
DONŪPOP: Objects of Desire is on exhibit at the Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami, Florida from April 8, 2010 - May 20, 2010. A closing reception will be held on May 20, 2010 at 7 PM.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery | www.diasporavibe.net
TURN, TURN, TURN: The Artistic Synthesis of Vinyl to Art
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center of Fort Myers, Florida, hosted "TURN, TURN, TURN" where Rene Miville, coordinator and promotor, donated over 30,000 vinyl records for the project.
Miami pop artist Rodney Jackson was just one of more than two dozen artists statewide challenged with turning vinyl records of yesterday into creative masterpieces of today.
Jackson constructed a 16 foot robot out of records and album covers and received "Best in Show" for his "Guardian of Vinyl."
"I'm a music lover. I collect vinyls so having the opportunity to take vinyl and turn it into art was the first thing that really stuck out," said Jackson.
Back\Slash: College Lifestyle Magazine
Rodney Jackson is the Art Director of Back\Slash, the first national college lifestyle magazine... the unrestrained guide to college living with content relating to Sports, Humanities, Technology, The Who, Food, Drinks, Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Prominent Alumni, Parties, Politics, Sex, Music and whatever your unrestrained mind can imagine and some stuff that it can't.
Cover art by Rodney Jackson. For more, please visit Back\Slash | www.backslashonline.com
CANVASS 44: ARTISTIC COLLABORATION
Rodney is serving as the curator on an art project in support of President Obama. To learn how you can get involved, please visit CANVASS 44.
DONŪPOP.2 | ROCKETS, ROBOTS, DONUTS: Visual Works by R. Jackson on display at The Art Link in Miami, Florida | April 9, 2011
Saturday, April 9th | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | The ArtLink | 130 NW 36th Street | Miami, FL 33127
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ESCAPE at The ArtLink in Miami, Florida | December 1 - 4, 2011
The ArtLink celebrates its 2nd Art Basel Week Exhibition honoring an amazing group of talented artists whose art has escaped from the past generating new ways of creation towards a major and constant development in their careers.
Edin Chavez | Eugene Do | Leo Dcroix | Jaime Ferreyros | Sandra Garcia Pardo | George Goodridge | Rodney Jackson | Mark Keffer | Ernesto Kunde | Christina Lihan | Simona Petrauskaite | Rigoberto Rosales | Jeffrey Scott Lewis | Joanne Stein | Kent Stetson | Aida Tejada
December 1 - 4, 2011 | Noon to 9 PM
THE ARTLINK @ 130 NW 36 St| Miami, Florida 33127
More | The ArtLink