"Jackson Fawkes contemporary glass sculptures are a commanding presence in any setting. Inspired by the complexity of the world and alive with light their unique abstract artworks are located in public, corporate and private spaces around the world."
Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson are artists with established careers sculpting predominantly in glass since 1999. Each unique glass sculpture is skilfully crafted by the artists themselves in their large studio located in the Cotswolds town of Stroud, England, UK.
Jackson Fawkes sculptures are characterised by their elegantly bold solid glass forms that suggest the essence of organic and human made structures in combination. Their arcing lines and subtle changing curves are derived from the laws of geometry. Complex volumes, fine edges and often mirrored planes, working in combination with surface treatments of deep carving and delicate engraving, allude to the complexity the artists see in the world. The luminous volumes of cast glass are alive with light and shifting imagery, that ripples through the physicality of each sculpture, encouraging further investigation into the complex realm of what you see, and what you think you see.
Richard and Sally's inspiration is diverse, any line of enquiry that captures their imagination and provokes enquiry. Their research encompasses sensory response and interactions with physical places and spaces, in combination with histories and concepts, both abstract and literal. Much of their research begins with drawing, painting, photography and reading.
Passion and joy for integrating their ideas with material mastery drives Richard and Sally’s commitment to continuously develop their work. They have built up facilities that enables them to work on varying scales and in different ways, with the scope for a diverse range of projects. They create self-directed work for exhibition, and work to commission for private, corporate and public clients. Commissioned work is often site specific and to some degree incorporates subtle relevant historical references combined with concepts of the present and the future. Their sculptures ranges from small size domestic to the large scale for interior and exterior spaces. They have also created numerous artworks for marine locations.
Both artists have completed prestigious artist residencies in Italy and France, researching and exploring new mediums and approaches which have challenged their creative positions and driven their practice forward.
Both artists are members of The Royal Society of Sculptors, have won awards for their artworks and have international exhibition profiles.
Recent exhibitions include Liuli Museums, Taiwan and China; European Prize For Applied Arts, Belgium and Ireland; Collect @ Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. Their work is represented in museum and public collections in both their solo and collaborative capacities including National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, MusVerre, France, MUDAC, Switzerland and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.