Dan Jackson’s work examines photography’s role in, and impact on, art history; challenging the viewer’s perception of truth and beauty and blurring the lines between the authentic and the imagined.
His recent series champions the idea that photography doesn’t have to be bound by subject matter or narrative. It advocates for photography’s place among other art forms that explore abstraction and surrealism. Through the use of colour and shape, Jackson seeks to emphasize expression and disentangle the photographic process from concepts of documentation and reality.
Dan Jackson was born in Vancouver where he graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 1995. In 2000, Jackson founded Studio Seven-thirty, a full service studio and gallery space located in downtown Vancouver.