Statement

Jackson Webb is a collaboration between Mark Jackson and Charlotte Webb. Our ethos is underpinned by the shared conviction that dialogue is central to the making and dissemination of art. The conditions that our collaboration produces are sometimes the focus of our attention: instability, multiple authorship, transience, speech and silence. The collaboration forces us to reconsider our approach to making almost every time a piece is produced. How can we work together from a human, practical, ethical and intellectual point of view, and how might this collaboration help us establish the beginnings of a social agenda?

We work across a range of media, and are interested in practices which include multiple styles and modes of making. We are currently developing a series of works using ‘purple tack’ - a compound substance we have invented, which has multiple functions within the practice. The creation of the material itself is a way to establish some terms of engagement, or even to establish a sense of ethos. It lets us say that the position we are operating from is sticky, it melts, it is multifunctional, it is our own invention. It gets under our fingernails, it responds to the heat of our bodies, it can clean itself, it leaves a stain, it has an anecdotal history, it has a texture.

The work is often softy psychedelic, with floating forms and seductive palettes. We see the production of images and written and spoken words as producing an atmospheric context for the practice - a world in which hippos, lampshades, fornicating wooden sculptures and concrete poems all occupy a transient horizon.


Solo websites for Mark Jackson and Charlotte Webb

C.V.

Mark Jackson

Born Nottingham, UK 1976. Lives and works in London

Charlotte Webb

Born Leicestershire, UK 1979. Lives and works in London

Education

Jackson Webb: MA (Fine Art) (Distinction), Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2006

Mark Jackson: BA (Hons) Painting, Loughborough College of Art and Design, 1995-1998

Charlotte Webb: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Wimbledon School of Art, 1999-2002

Solo Exhibitions

2005-2006 Soft Lighting, The Living Room Gallery, Manila, Philippines

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Gilding The Lily, Transition Gallery, London

2010 Fowle Hall Features IV, Paddock Wood, Kent

2010 [the] Evidence at SUPERMARKET, Kulterhuset, Sergels Torg, Stockholm

2009 Bad Moon Rising III, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, Missouri

2008 Painting Plus, Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth

2008 Ripe For Revisiting on a Daily Basis, 52 Metres Art Projects, London

2008 An Experiment In Collaboration, Jerwood Space

2008 SPACE Now, The Triangle, London

2008 ARScie, Blythe Gallery, Imperial College, London

2008 ARTFutures 2008, Bloomberg Space, London

2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Toured to: New Art Gallery Walsall; Rochelle School, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester

2007 Bridge Art Fair, Bridge Projects: Jackson Webb, Trafalgar Hotel, London

2007 Dark Glasses, Standpoint Gallery, London

2007 Days of the Commune, Flexi-Space, Stockwell Studios, London

2006 There's No Place Like Home, Homestead Gallery, London

2006 Through The Large Glass, Three Colts Gallery, London

2006 Chelsea College Of Art And Design, MA Fine Art (Final Exhibition), London

2006 Real Proper Show, Triangle Space, Chelsea College Of Art And Design, London

2005 Tower Of Babel, Limehouse Arts Foundation, London

Other Activities/Projects

2008 South Hill Park, Bracknell: Presentation/panel discussion - 'Jackson Webb and Collaboration'

2008 Jerwood Space: Presentation/panel discussion with Mark Dunhill and Tamiko O'Brien for the exhibition 'An Experiment in Collaboration'

2006 - 2008 Collaboration with bio-chemist Dora Tang at Imperial College London to research 3 way collaboration and self-grown drawings.

2006 Initiated and led critical feedback groups with Royal College Of Art and Wimbledon School Of Art MA students

2005 3-month studio-based project in Manila, Philippines. Culminated in solo exhibition Soft Lighting, Living Room Gallery

2005 Presentation/panel discussion with Carlos Celdran, director of The Living Room gallery, Manila, Philippines

Collections and Awards

2008 British Council Grants for Artists. Awarded for participation in Bad Moon Rising III, Boots Contemporary Arts Space, St. Louis, Missouri

2006 The Burger Collection, Zurich

2006 Arts and Humanities Research Council. Research Preparation Masters Scheme Award x 2

2006 MA Fine Art (Distinction), Chelsea College Of Art And Design

Publications

2008 An Experiment in Collaboration, Beacon Press

2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007, Cornerhouse Press ISBN 9780954084875

2007 Bridge Art Fair London 07, Bridge Art

Press

2008 An Experiment in Collaboration, David Aaronovitch, Michael Arditti and Malorie Blackman BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review: www.bbc.co.uk

2008 An Experiment in Collaboration, review in A-N magazine, October 2008