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Presa House presents Houston-based artist Jonathan Paul Jackson's solo exhibition, "A Reminder to Breathe." 

Jackson is an African American visual artist and curator. Mostly self-taught, Jackson is a prolific painter, sculptor, and illustrator. His works combine mark-making and experimentations in color, medium, and surfaces. Frequently turning to artists like Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Paul Gauguin, Jackson again looks to the masters in his latest collection of 34 works.

In "A Reminder to Breathe," Jackson finds inspiration in Claude Monet's garden paintings from the early 1900s. Using nature as his muse, Monet gave the French citizens the Water Lily series, which provided a sense of peace and calm post World War 1. In 1920 France built the Musée de l'Orangerie for Monet's large-scale water lily paintings for the French citizens.

In his approach, Jackson uses his latest works to provide a sanctuary of tranquility and reflection for the Texas citizens during these uncertain times. The collection of paintings and photographs of landscapes and flowers taken in his home garden and his travels across Texas reflect a moment by merging digitally printed photos with hand embellishments, creating an abstract-expressionist interpretation of the landscape.

The exhibit will remain on view by appointment through February 27.

Presa House presents Houston-based artist Jonathan Paul Jackson's solo exhibition, "A Reminder to Breathe."

Jackson is an African American visual artist and curator. Mostly self-taught, Jackson is a prolific painter, sculptor, and illustrator. His works combine mark-making and experimentations in color, medium, and surfaces. Frequently turning to artists like Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Paul Gauguin, Jackson again looks to the masters in his latest collection of 34 works.

In "A Reminder to Breathe," Jackson finds inspiration in Claude Monet's garden paintings from the early 1900s. Using nature as his muse, Monet gave the French citizens the Water Lily series, which provided a sense of peace and calm post World War 1. In 1920 France built the Musée de l'Orangerie for Monet's large-scale water lily paintings for the French citizens.

In his approach, Jackson uses his latest works to provide a sanctuary of tranquility and reflection for the Texas citizens during these uncertain times. The collection of paintings and photographs of landscapes and flowers taken in his home garden and his travels across Texas reflect a moment by merging digitally printed photos with hand embellishments, creating an abstract-expressionist interpretation of the landscape.

The exhibit will remain on view by appointment through February 27.

Presa House presents Houston-based artist Jonathan Paul Jackson's solo exhibition, "A Reminder to Breathe."

Jackson is an African American visual artist and curator. Mostly self-taught, Jackson is a prolific painter, sculptor, and illustrator. His works combine mark-making and experimentations in color, medium, and surfaces. Frequently turning to artists like Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Paul Gauguin, Jackson again looks to the masters in his latest collection of 34 works.

In "A Reminder to Breathe," Jackson finds inspiration in Claude Monet's garden paintings from the early 1900s. Using nature as his muse, Monet gave the French citizens the Water Lily series, which provided a sense of peace and calm post World War 1. In 1920 France built the Musée de l'Orangerie for Monet's large-scale water lily paintings for the French citizens.

In his approach, Jackson uses his latest works to provide a sanctuary of tranquility and reflection for the Texas citizens during these uncertain times. The collection of paintings and photographs of landscapes and flowers taken in his home garden and his travels across Texas reflect a moment by merging digitally printed photos with hand embellishments, creating an abstract-expressionist interpretation of the landscape.

The exhibit will remain on view by appointment through February 27.

WHEN

WHERE

Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
http://presahouse.com/portfolio/february-2021

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Admission is free.
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