Hayden Jackson is an emerging artist living and working in the town of Seaspray, on the south-eastern coast of Victoria, Australia. Jackson uses litres of acrylic and enamel paint to create loosely painted abstracts of immense presence and power. Across such a large surface Jackson is able to manipulate and control the movement of the paint, tilting and manoeuvring the large stretchers physically to convey line and depth.
“My work is an emotional response to my surroundings. Through colour, shape and texture I explore my relationship with the outside world. I draw influence from certain triggers in my life and outside environments. My work is a balance of evil and beauty. Large areas of soft, pastel colours balanced against harsh jagged line work are a metaphor for the turbulent but also prepossessing world in which we live. My work is also painted in an autonomous fashion, which, coupled with my own personal hyper-activity allows my process to be set on auto-cruise.”
In 2016 Hayden Jackson was the winner of the Richard (Dick) Bishop Emerging Art Prize at the Latrobe Regional Gallery. As part of his award Jackson was able to utilise one of the Morwell Galleries to present a selection of new work titled Politics of Paint.