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Capturing the spirit of the Cornish coast
Work in the upper Gallery of the Newlyn Gallery
Large scale paintings by Kurt Jackson
Don't miss the current show at the Newlyn Art Gallery...

Kurt Jackson is showing a series of atmospherical seascapes - some of his largest paintings to date.
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+ The exhibition by Kurt Jackson will be on show at the Newlyn Art Gallery from 17 January to the 21 February.

+ The new work has been developed from Kurt's long-standing interest in and observation of Priest Cove, near his home on the far West Cornish coast.

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Kurt Jackson’s new work has been developed from his long-standing interest in and observation of Priest Cove, near his home on the far West Cornish coast.

Jackson, 41, has lived in Cornwall with his wife Caroline and their children Seth, Zinzi and Chloe, since 1984, first in Boscastle and from 1989 in St Just.


These huge collaged paintings represent the culmination of nearly 15 years’ work in this cove and embody Jackson’s powerful response to his environment.

Mordros Mordardh by Kurt Jackson
'Mordros, Mordardh' by Kurt Jackson

This dramatic new series of seascapes are among the largest work that Kurt Jackson has created up to now. By it's sheer scale, Porth captures the exuberance and physicality of the Cornish coast.

Many of the paintings include debris that Jackson has collected whilst out on location and words or phrases are delicately worked into the paint adding to the narrative quality of the finished piece.

One of the most impressive pieces - largely due to the size (10 x 20ft) is the painting 'Do you ever wonder what's out there?', depicting a wild atmopsheric seascape.

'Do you ever wonder what's out there?'
'Do you ever wonder what's out there?'

Situated in the Upper Gallery, it is the first piece you see after the short climb up the gallery stairs and particularly reminded me of being buffeted by the wind on the cornish cliffs and looking out at the vast landscape unfold around you.

The Gallery Shop is also featuring a series of box constructions by Kurt Jackson. These 3-dimensional boxes contain sketchings, objects and other relevant artefacts.

An illustrated catalogue with an essay by John Russell Taylor will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition continues until 21st February 2004


Kurt Jackson’s work will also be on show at David Messum Fine Art, Cork Street, London from 14 - 31 January 2004.





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