Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mark Jackson - Photographer

Mark Jackson
Name: Mark Jackson
City/State: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Bio~ Self taught photographer who has lived in downtown Minneapolis for 10 years.

Tell me about your work? What are you currently working on? How is this different from past projects?

I don’t’ do projects.  I wander around and wait for something to beg me to take a picture of it.

Isolation III
"What is Art?" is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?

Art is what remains after you strip away your ego.  Art presents itself to you when you have cleared the channels and let the essence of pure energy flow through you.

Light Escape

What was the best advice given to you as an artist? 

Listen to others to learn the mechanics of art.  Listen to no one including yourself for the process of creation of art.  Be patient.  Don’t do something.  Just sit there.  Wait with an open mind.  Art comes from hearing the whisper of the essence of life.  You have to learn to hear that voice.  It comes to those who wait.  Think of taming a wolf.  You don’t chase the wolf.  You wait respectfully for it to approach you on it’s own terms.

Mark's Workspace

Tell me about your work space and your creative process.

A warm coat in winter, good boots always, a lot of walking, excellent equipment, a PC, Lightroom software and a very patient wife.

Who are some of the Minnesota artists you enjoy? 

Nick Howard
Alex Kuno 
Aaron Dysart
And of course the venerable master Allen Christian

Sarah Jackson Baroque Soprano 
(the patient wife mentioned above and a significant performance artist)

If I were to follow you around to see art in Minnesota, which places would we go? What would we see?

Warehouse District Sunset

Rosalux , House of Balls  I love eclectic dangerously-on-the-edge art from people willing to take risks.

Where do you go online for good art resources, whether to find a new artist, or to see what is going on in the art world locally and otherwise? (have to know what’s going on in the world)

Do you have any exhibits to promote in the near future?  No (one currently in Plymouth Town Hall)
What can we expect to see from you in the future? Eclectic mix of things that call out to me.

Mark Jackson

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