Jackson Shuri Poses with Heartwork 2015

Jackson Shuri Poses with Heartwork 2015

Here we see the artist at work posing with her creation "Heartwork" 2015 20".20".1.5" Enjoy the joy of throwing your head back and laughing. 

From The Black Green Gold Series BY Jackson Shuri 2016

From The Black Green Gold Series BY Jackson Shuri 2016

Black Green Gold series.
Color pallet paying respect to Jamaican Roots
20’’ x 20’’
Mixed media on canvas
2016

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FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Artifact of the artist). By Jackson Shuri 2009

FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Artifact of the artist). By Jackson Shuri 2009

FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Artifact of the artist.

FGM is fucking barbaric and a freaking violation and invasion of a woman’s body!

Being a woman of the African Diaspora I am applaud at this ignorance. This work is in obvious protest of this heinous act. “Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common.”

Jackson Shuri
Mixed Media On canvas
2009
63” X 63” ".5"

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Usain Bolt Fastest Man In The World By Jackson Shuri

Usain Bolt Fastest Man In The World By Jackson Shuri

Usain Bolt
The three works are sold together.

Usain St Leo Bolt OJ CD is a Jamaican retired sprinter and current footballer for Central Coast Mariners of the A-League. He also is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics.

From the Black Green Gold Series
Mixed Media On Canvas
2016
20” x 24”
20” x 24”
21” x 27”

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Feminising The Beast  By Jackson Shuri 2016-2017

Feminising The Beast By Jackson Shuri 2016-2017

when you initially see this work, the concept or science of ‘Brain Mapping’ may come to your mind. (((But what is Brain Mapping))) “Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps. “

The work started on the East coast and was completed on the West Coast of the United States.
I grabbed the stencil of my friends Iconic Image and decide to make it feminine by adding pink and abstracting the beast. I was about to embark on a journey from the east coast to the west coast, that is, travel from Florida to San Francisco. Florida on the east coast, San Francisco on the Far west coast. I heard so much about this San Francisco. I heard it was a place that nurtured and inspired artists. I heard that Majuanna flowed freely and that a hippie lifestyle thrived. it was chilly and not as cold as New York. I loved it.

I met a Jazz musician who would supply me with all the edible chocolate I needed to achieve my dose of THC. I don’t smoke, but I d consume THC by eating. I told a friend I met a pothead and was aggressively corrected. My friend was sure to point out that my supplier is a connaisseur and not a pothead. It was sweet hanging out with him as he would take me places and to Jazz events and he loved to eat.
All these experiences and more went into the making of this painting, become the collector of the work, and get the full story.

48’’ x 58’’
Mixed Media on unprimed Linen
2016-2017
Available

 Pink Marks The Movement - Gathering Of Women By Jackson Shuri 2009-2017

Pink Marks The Movement - Gathering Of Women By Jackson Shuri 2009-2017

Pink marks the movement globally. Pink for breast cancer awareness, hot pink for passionate gay sex, and pink for girlish folly. “The color pink is the color of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability. Pink is the official color for little girls andrepresents sugar and spice and everything nice.”

This work started off as a menstrual hut, but morphed into something more UNIVERSAL AND SPIRITUAL. It features a central hut and a gathering of women, some pronounced some ghosted. Take special not of the rainbow flag in the lower right corner.

55.5’’ x 67’’
Mixed Media On Canvas
2009-2017
Available

Welcome to Womanhood By Jackson Shuri 2009-2011

Welcome to Womanhood By Jackson Shuri 2009-2011

Welcome to Womanhood:

Womanhood- In many cultures, a girl becomes a woman when she start bleeding, if this is the case, then, womanhood is the time between puberty and a girl’s first menstruation. This work is a celebration of womanhood, boldly proclaiming the arrival of this special moment. Through the pussy formally known as the vagina comes life, the vagina also gives immeasurable pleasures, it has the power to inspire as well as start wars and conquer nations.

Jackson Shuri
Mixed Media On Canvas
63" x 63".5"
2009 2011

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Symbols, Art and Science By Jackson Shuri 2018

Symbols, Art and Science By Jackson Shuri 2018

ART AND SCIENCE MAY BE THE original odd couple, but they have gone together for a very long time. Everything has the seed of its opposite however everything is relative to each other. The universe is made up of varying degrees of energies, vibrations and matters which behaves in differently in different contexts. Click on this link- Here

The Five-Pointed Star as a Symbol. Long before any understanding of its scientific significance emerged, the stars' association with the heavens has turned them into symbols of the warfare between light, or spirit, and darkness, or material forces
Stars are made out of mostly hydrogen and helium and other gases.
The reason stars  (((GLOW))) is because when the gases in it burn they release a light and heat.  so too does the phases and stages of our lives.
I am constantly working to balance my Yin and my ying in order to shine and glow constantly. while i continue to evoke, empower nd educate.
This work is constructed on Symbology,

Mixed Media on Canvas
48’’ x 48’’
2018

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LOVE  Making  By Jackson Shuri 2018

LOVE Making By Jackson Shuri 2018

I Love the act of LOVE Making
I love Dicks
I Love everything about love
However this painting was not inspired about love. I had a nasty experience with a big fat tall swarthy man and I considered him a dick, not in a pleasurable way but rather disappointing manner.

Mixed Media on Canvas
39’’ x 59’’
2018

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Yellow Journey and Intellect Matters Of The Heart’s Journey By  Jackson Shuri 2013-2014

Yellow Journey and Intellect Matters Of The Heart’s Journey By Jackson Shuri 2013-2014

The is an 8'x4'X5" work with yellow being the dominant color. Yellow is said to be the color of intellect. It is also the color of Hope, Joy and Spirituality. Yellow being in the family of Reds, is exciting to look at. Yellow enlivens the heart that's painted in a rather pale pink. This symbol that has come to represent the heart is painted upside-down to emphasize the the emotional state of the heart when intellectuals are drawn to matters of the heart. When one stops focusing on academics or intellectual operations, the heart starts to feel deeper emotions and an intellectual being one who often neglect the heart giving more importance to logic and brainpower is now suddenly out of place.

Move to the lower section of the image, here you see two shapes rendered in abstract fashion to imitate bottles. Imagine for a second, these are bottle of wine or one of your favorite spirits. Intellectuals do drink at time, but for the most part, they tend to avoid substances that may alter their abilities to think what they would call straight. Combining intellect with issues concerning the heart while drinking is bound to establish an odyssey filled with emotional excitement and illusions taking into account the effects of spirits on the human. This idea of the three combined is represented by the swirls and twirls and diagonal lines in the composition.

Each of Jackson's paintings are multi-layered and makes use of movement and moodiness that light provides. The multi-layered nature of this painting lends itself to Jackson's weaving and patterning designs. If you are looking at a multi-layered painting regardless of its dimensions, know that Jackson is weaving the human interaction. According to Jackson, humans and their ways are multi-layered, problematic and complex at best. Problems are always multi-layered, and needs to be examined as such.

When looking at a Jackson Shuri, you can't help but think feel tribal fabric! You would be right for doing so. Jackson is often inspired by fabrics, in particular, fabrics from West Africa and as such her designs are relevant to the African Diaspora culminating the Journey of-Matters for the heart 2013 Journey which debuted during Art Basel Miami 2013.

Jackson Shuri
4x8
Wooden Panel
Available

Yellow Journey and Intellect Matters Of The Heart’s Journey By  Jackson Shuri 2013-2014

Yellow Journey and Intellect Matters Of The Heart’s Journey By Jackson Shuri 2013-2014

The is an 8'x4'X5" work with yellow being the dominant color. Yellow is said to be the color of intellect. It is also the color of Hope, Joy and Spirituality. Yellow being in the family of Reds, is exciting to look at. Yellow enlivens the heart that's painted in a rather pale pink. This symbol that has come to represent the heart is painted upside-down to emphasize the the emotional state of the heart when intellectuals are drawn to matters of the heart. When one stops focusing on academics or intellectual operations, the heart starts to feel deeper emotions and an intellectual being one who often neglect the heart giving more importance to logic and brainpower is now suddenly out of place.

Move to the lower section of the image, here you see two shapes rendered in abstract fashion to imitate bottles. Imagine for a second, these are bottle of wine or one of your favorite spirits. Intellectuals do drink at time, but for the most part, they tend to avoid substances that may alter their abilities to think what they would call straight. Combining intellect with issues concerning the heart while drinking is bound to establish an odyssey filled with emotional excitement and illusions taking into account the effects of spirits on the human. This idea of the three combined is represented by the swirls and twirls and diagonal lines in the composition.

Each of Jackson's paintings are multi-layered and makes use of movement and moodiness that light provides. The multi-layered nature of this painting lends itself to Jackson's weaving and patterning designs. If you are looking at a multi-layered painting regardless of its dimensions, know that Jackson is weaving the human interaction. According to Jackson, humans and their ways are multi-layered, problematic and complex at best. Problems are always multi-layered, and needs to be examined as such.

When looking at a Jackson Shuri, you can't help but think feel tribal fabric! You would be right for doing so. Jackson is often inspired by fabrics, in particular, fabrics from West Africa and as such her designs are relevant to the African Diaspora culminating the Journey of-Matters for the heart 2013 Journey which debuted during Art Basel Miami 2013.

Jackson Shuri
Mixed Media on Wooden Panel
4’x8’
Available

The Games We Play 2017 JAckson Shuri

The Games We Play 2017 JAckson Shuri

The Games We Play
From My political RED WHITE BLUE series.
The current political state of America is questionable and disappointing. It is no longer the land of opportunity for all, but for the already privileged. This uneven checker board, abstracted and colored in the colors of the American flag intentionally shows how uneven the game is, and that one must be ruthless with a burning desire implicated by the bold red, to be able to live and take root in America today.

Mixed Media On Canvas
40’’x79’’
2017
Available

Angela Davis Target By Jackson Shuri & Alex Jean Altidor 2014

Angela Davis Target By Jackson Shuri & Alex Jean Altidor 2014

Tribute to Angela Davis, ‎Educator, author, social activist
this is a collaborative work.
Oil on canvas
42".42".1.5"
2014
Signed on back
Available

City Cells  by Jackson Shuri 2013

City Cells by Jackson Shuri 2013

Blue dominant, this painting is multilayered and full of movement and texture.  Apart of Jackson's abstract city cell series.

Mixed Media on canvas
30''.60''
2013
Jackson Shuri

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Energy Of Brooklyn New York 2014-2015 By Jackson Shuri

Energy Of Brooklyn New York 2014-2015 By Jackson Shuri

Energy Of Brooklyn New York 2014-2015 By Jackson Shuri

Energy Of Brooklyn New York 2014-2015 By Jackson Shuri

The energy of Brooklyn New York

Mixed Media On Wood
2014-2015
Available

Evolve By Jackson Shuri and Victor Bloise 2015 .-2016

Evolve By Jackson Shuri and Victor Bloise 2015 .-2016

A beautiful collaboration between artist Victor Bloise creator of the house of dread and yours truly. I love the work of Victor and consider him an amazing colorist. Victor is of Jamaican heritage and like myself lives and works in New York. Like MOAL, Victor and I have developed a rather close friendship only a fellow artist could share. He supports me and holds me up in times when I really needed his support.

The work is inspired by the African Mask and the philosophy of cubism wit h a bold message invoking action.

30’’ x 48’’
Mixed Media on Canvas
Available

Channeling The Female Energy 2015-2016 By Jackson Shuri + Victor Bloise

Channeling The Female Energy 2015-2016 By Jackson Shuri + Victor Bloise

channeling feminine energy involves healing awakening and nurturing your sexuality. Pleasure and receptivity are a big part of having the ability to channel feminine energy. Many women in our society carry sexual wounds. If you have been sexually abused, you have wounds in your body from those experiences. Yin refers to the feminine energies in life Learn to more in-tune with yin.

Collaborative Work Between Victor Bloise and Myself
Mixed Media on Canvas
36’’ x 36’’
Available

Expensive Shit By Jackson Shuri 2019

Expensive Shit By Jackson Shuri 2019

Expensive Shit

This work was inspired by a sugar daddy fuck up. I thought I had an arrangement that was going to be mutually beneficial in the professional realm as well as the professional realm. Only to make the decision of and leaving my country to be with this person and having things fall apart drastically. He considered himself the lottery, that was quite a paradox because he really didn’t bother to act accordingly. I was so stressed and it affected my health and my periods. There was a time after engaging with him sexually I didn’t get my so I was worried that maybe I was pregnant. Now this sugar daddy happens to be a married man, when I realized that it was almost two months and that I didn’t have a period, I contacted him to let him know that I need to go to the Dr. just in case I was carrying his bastard, we needed to know for sure so we could decide to what was best. To my surprise without first considering me getting a general health overall he sent me the information for Marie Stopes hence the knife pointing to the words of this organization. I was fucking hurt!!! This arrangement was shit and quiet expensive in terms of the emotional damage created by someone I thought loved/like and cared for me. What a fucking lesson to learn.
Expensive Shit !!!

59’’ x 39’’
Mixed Media On Canvas
2019

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Emoji Love By Jackson Shuri 2019

Emoji Love By Jackson Shuri 2019

Emoji
/ɪˈməʊdʒi/
noun
a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion.
"emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces"

Adinkra Symbol - Nkyinkyim
A symbol depicting the twists and turns in the journey of life

The design of Nkyinkyim depicts the tortuous nature of life’s journey. These twists and turns require one to be versatile and resilient to survive.
The proverb associated with this symbol is “Ɔbra kwan yɛ nkyinkyimii,” which literally means “Life’s journey is twisted.”

Mixed Media on Canvas
39’’ x 39’’
2019

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Fresh Adinkra Symbols Collaboration Between MOAL And Jackson Shuri 2014

Fresh Adinkra Symbols Collaboration Between MOAL And Jackson Shuri 2014

Fresh Adinkra Symbols Collaboration Between MOAL and Jackson Shuri 2014

Collaborations is the way forward. I love the work of MOAL and as suck we tend to collaborate often. His masculine energy is sexy and chaotic at times. Confident, arrogant and rude, imaginative, creative and bold describes this beast of a man. His wife thinks we’re fucking and is often pissed when I go to Florida to wok on projects with him and hide away from the winter blues of New York City. The truth is this beast of a man is very fuckable, however we are not fucking and I wish the wife would leave us be while we continue to Evoke Empower and Collaborate with each other.

There are two Adinkra Symbols attached to this work.

1. WAWA ABA

"seed of the wawa tree"

symbol of hardiness, toughness and perseverance
The seed of the wawa tree is extremely hard. In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to persevere through hardship.

2. GYE NYAME

"except for God"

symbol of the supremacy of God
This unique and beautiful symbol is ubiquitous in Ghana. It is by far the most popular for use in decoration, a reflection on the deeply religious character of the Ghanaian people

Mixed media on canvas
44” X 62”
2014

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Crucifix  By Jackson Shuri 2016

Crucifix  By Jackson Shuri 2016

Black- is associated with power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, and aggression, authority, rebellion, and sophistication. Black is required for all other colors to have depth and variation of hue. The black color is the absence of color.

Yellow- On one hand yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy, but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit. A dull or dingy yellow may represent caution, sickness, and jealousy.

At times I have been afraid to carry my own cross
At times I have failed to carry my Own cross
At times I have sunk so deep into darkness that I use sex and red wine to bring me out of it.
At times I have had to paint my way out of the darkness

crucifix 
A wooden cross used for crucifixions, as by the Romans. An ornamental or symbolic sculptural representation of Christ on a cross, often worn as a pendant or displayed in a Christian church. Plain crosses are preferred by Protestants, but crucifixes by Catholics.

Though stylized and fragmented, this crucifix is a powerful symbol that represents the focal point of my artistic career: I have died and have been reborn in order to redeem humanity with my creations. This work represents my resurrection, for i have sacrificed Much for my art.

Mixed Media on Wood
36’’ x 36’’
2016

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Summer Love, Greenery By Jackson Shuri  & MOAL

Summer Love, Greenery By Jackson Shuri & MOAL

Greenery- Green foliage, growing plants, or vegetation signifies life ans rebirth. Fresh love.

MIxed Media On Canvas
Collaboration Jackson Shuri and MOAL
2014


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Journey Red Dominant By Jackson Shuri 2014

Journey Red Dominant By Jackson Shuri 2014

The Cognitive Extravaganza Journey Red dominant.

When red is the dominant color it signifies energy, passion , desire and at times struggle.

4'.8'.5"
Mixed Media On Wood
2013-2014

Signed with finger print on Front and Signature on the Back.

Available

Love For Senegal By Jackson Shuri 2019

Love For Senegal By Jackson Shuri 2019

Love For Senegal By Jackson Shuri 2019
OMG)))) WHAT AN EXPERIENCE

Special and dear to my heart is the West African Country of Senegal.

The Year 2018 was an amazing year for me!!!
Senegal was my first stop on the Continent of Africa. I was there during the month of Ramadan: FYI “Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان) or Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Fasting during the month of Ramadanis one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.”

The Dakar Biennale brought me to Dakar Where I exhibited in a Solo OFF Exhibition at Le Grand Théatre National.

I stayed on for weeks after the exhibition. You may e-mail me for details or dig deeply though my instagram feed for pictures and extra stories.


Mixed Media on Canvas
39” x 59”
2019

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Rainbow Ape By Jackson Shuri & MOAL 2017-2018

Rainbow Ape By Jackson Shuri & MOAL 2017-2018

This is the result of ongoing collaborations between Jackson Shuri and M.O.A.L in the spirit of community, unity, and making global noise showcasing disdain in the form of social commentary through art and the merging of artistic techniques. Spray painted street art, versus the laborious hand painted organic academic brush strokes beautifully marries demonstrating power created when we work together, for we are stronger together. The contemporary state of humanity as it pertains to the inhumane treatment of marginalized immigrants in the United states and around the world, is of great concern to Jackson and M.O.A.L . M.O.A.L means- (Mind Of A Lunatic). M.O.A.L served for 10 years in the United States army and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder rendering the artist a lunatic.

M.O.A.L uses art to help us understand that war isn’t pretty! This work demonstrates the need to take a stand- be half man/ be half ape, be wild and unruly when it comes to protecting your civil liberties. M.O.A.L elevates the Gorilla often seen as wild and unruly, to the status of King of the jungle because of its strength and humanoid appearance and connection. You’re looking at a symbol defiance towards the fucked-up policies America once known as the giant of the western world has instituted and the ways in which she tramples the value of minority lives. America you have and has been failing us miserably. In the words of the current idiot in the Whitehouse, lets truly work to make America Great again.

The Ape is place atop and centre the United States Flag abstracted by Jackson Shuri. The rainbow colours crowns the head of the Gorilla reminding us that all the colours make society work! There can be no peace when you start ripping and tearing at the fabrics that covers your backsides. You leave society fragmented and weak when you fail to protect and respect all.

Mixed Media on Canvas
48’’ x 66’’
2018
Available

Iconic Symbols 2016-2017 By Jackson Shuri

Iconic Symbols 2016-2017 By Jackson Shuri


Iconic Symbols 2016-2017
Thoughts Behind Iconic Symbols:
Before man learned about words and letters, he used different drawings and pictures to communicate stories and narratives to other people. Certain drawings or pictures were commonly used to connote particular things, thus symbols were born. Through the years, people all over the world have used symbols to mean many different things. They have become an easy way to point out an ideology, to express an abstract thought or even to denote a group or community who share the same goals.

The peace sign
This symbol was born in the UK about 50 years ago. It was used in anti-nuclear protests in Trafalgar Square in London. The sign was taken from the semaphores, or flag symbols, for “N” and “D” (which are the first letters in “Nuclear” and “Disarmament”) and the circle was drawn to connote the world or the earth. The symbol then became prominent in the ‘60s and ‘70s, when Americans used it for anti-war protests. It has since become one of the few symbols used for counter-culture groups and many protesters worldwide.

Circle
Circle is one of the most ancient, universal sacred symbols. It has held spiritual connotations for nearly all cultures world-wide and seen as symbolizing the concept of cosmic unity and eternal, infinite nature of existence. Circle is also considered to represent the heavenly bodies like the sun, the moon and the earth, and embody their divine energy. The Circle has had a huge influence on symbology. It has inspired and has been included in many symbols from diverse cultures.

Yin-Yang
The ubiquitous yin-yang symbol holds its roots in Taoism/Daoism, a Chinese religion and philosophy. The yin, the dark swirl, is associated with shadows, femininity, and the trough of a wave; the yang, the light swirl, represents brightness, passion and growth. Notice how the artist plays with the colors to mess with you accustomed visualization of this symbol.

GYE NYAME "except for God"
This is the symbol of the supremacy of God This unique and beautiful symbol is ubiquitous in Ghana. It is by far the most popular for use in decoration, a reflection on the deeply religious character of the Ghanaian people

NKYINKYIM "twisting"
This is these symbol of initiative, dynamism and versatility.

Mixed Media on canvas
52’’ x 52’’
2016

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Dream  2016  By Jackson Shuri

Dream 2016 By Jackson Shuri

Keep the dream Alive by any means possible.
A laser Like focus is need to sustain your dreams DREAMS.
You are the star
You are already a super-star
Big up Yourself don’t expect it from others if you can’t do it for yourself.
Stay Positive, Stay on top of things, have a plan backed by desire and enough of emotion to materialize it. Keep dreaming as dreams keeps us alive.
Believe and achieve.
Without a deep sense of mission you are dead.
without believe you are dead.
Work it!

Just do it!!!
DREAM….

Mixed Media On Canvas
43’’ X 43’’
2016

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The Harmony Of Blue Pink and Purple Mickey Mouse Full Of Light, Full Of Life  2016

The Harmony Of Blue Pink and Purple Mickey Mouse Full Of Light, Full Of Life 2016

Iconic Mickey Mouse Series
The Harmony Of Blue Pink and Purple Mickey Mouse Full Of Light, Full Of Life 2016

Disney continues to make a killing presenting iconic characters that children and adults alike can’t help but fall in love with. Mickey Mouse is a witty character and one that makes you smile whenever you have an encounter. For me, painting my own unique versions of this ongoing series of this pop icon helps me makeup for the unhappy childhood. I find hope in this icon and it helps me remember that there is a time and a place for everything, a time to be serious and a time to be playful. It also takes my work into the pop realm which I very much like being able to appeal to a niche but wider audience.

The Harmony Of Blue Pink and Purple Mickey Mouse Full Of Light, Full Of Life 2016
32’’x32”
Mixed Media on Canvas
2016
Available

DWENNIMMEN  "ram's horns" By Jackson Shuri 2013

DWENNIMMEN "ram's horns" By Jackson Shuri 2013

"ram's horns"

This is the symbol of humility together with strength.

According to the Ashanties, the  ram will fight fiercely against an adversary, but it also submits humbly to slaughter, emphasizing that even the strong need to be humble.

Oil On Canvas
32".32".1.5"
2013

Falls By Jackson Shuri  2015

Falls By Jackson Shuri 2015

This work was inspired by water, pebbles, and the almighty falls.  Orange and blue are perfect complements in this composition. The orange of the falls represents the lifeforce of the alls and the current of water. 

Again the artist is using materials that pushes the boundaries of the conventional canvas, creating more excitement in the work. This 24''x24''.1.5'' work now has added depth because of the way in which the artist places the  Zinc that is used to support and represent the base of the falls.  The Sheet Metal  on top is the cliff which the water runs over. 

Enjoy the subtle play of blue on blue, that pulls you into the force of the composition, with designs intended to represent rocks.  Enjoy imagination at work, this somewhat minimal but involved work is on of it kind by Jackson Shuri. 

Enjoy this work at home by vising the this is for you section of the website.  

From the Black Green Gold Series

From the Black Green Gold Series

Black Green Gold series.

Jackson Shuri
Mixed media on canvas
2016

HeartWork By Jackson Shuri 2015

HeartWork By Jackson Shuri 2015

This work is inspired by The Heart and the Work involved in sustaining the Heart In all Matters.

 This is a work on canvas, however its not totally flat as we see Jackson has included elements that are exceeding the boundaries of the square canvas.  We see materials such, galvanized metal wire and galvanized expanded metal wire mesh used to make the Heart and band of the composition.  

See how subtle the signature patterning of Jacksons'  style appears in the composition, the work has a minimal feel, it is very sophisticated, and modern.  

THis work is available in the this is for you shopping cart section of this site, it yours for the taking one of a kind, no reproductions, no prints. 

 

Black Green Gold Series

Black Green Gold Series

Black Green Gold series.

Color pallet paying respect to Jamaican Roots.

Jackson Shuri
Mixed media on canvas
2016

Black Green Gold Series

Black Green Gold Series

Jackson Shuri
Mixed Media On Canvas
2016

Available

Silver Webs From The Black Green Gold Series

Silver Webs From The Black Green Gold Series

Black Green Gold series.

Color pallet paying respect ti Jamaican Roots.

Jackson Shuri
Mixed media on canvas
2016

Available

The Wall Detail By Jackson Shuri 2015

The Wall Detail By Jackson Shuri 2015

THis angle shows off what's the underside of the composition. Look at the patina of the rusted sheet metal,  the rich earth tones that came to be naturally.  Jackson Shuri is good with her use of colors.  

Portal To My Garden By Jackson Shuri 2015

Portal To My Garden By Jackson Shuri 2015

The Wall By Jackson Shuri 2015

The Wall By Jackson Shuri 2015

This artwork was created in response to the September 16, 2015, Republican Primary Debate. In particular, its a response to Business Mogul Donald Trump's Solution to the U.S Mexican Border Situation. "I Will Build A Wall, A Great Great Wall, The Wall of Trump."

The orange, yellow and blue outlined cells are  a metaphor for the people Trump intends to keep out of the U.S.A.  The rusted Sheet Metal is the is the actual wall, and the zinc being reflective serves as an extra layer of reinforcement. The reflective nature of the zinc is also intended to reflect the image of the people building the wall and questions their humanity. The steps built of the sheet metal material represents this grate wall that no matter how hard one tries to get over it, it's not reachable because Trump will mechanize ways to ensure this evil plan is materialized. 

 

Portal To My Garden Detail By Jackson Shuri 2015

Portal To My Garden Detail By Jackson Shuri 2015

Heartwork Detail 2015

Heartwork Detail 2015

Photographed to highlight the details the materials used. Lovely textures, and interesting use of materials by Jackson Shuri.  

Yes Your Life Matters By Jackson Shuri 2015

Yes Your Life Matters By Jackson Shuri 2015

Yes Your Life Matters was inspired and created to  highlight and support the movement that came to be as a result of the unfortunate happenings in our popular culture as it pertains to Life!

Ideas Around this Painting

Yes your Life Matters If Value Is Placed and Appointed to your life by the Powers that be.

Unfortunately there are Biases that still exists in our culture leading to the need for expressing the value of life.

There are Sub-culures within each racial groups that needs to be examined as the value of life is still delicate among people of the same racial ethnicity. 

Caution: All people need to be cautious as to how and where and why decisions are made!!

The Human element should be respected no matter what

This art work is cut out in the middle of the word LIFE to emphasize the "IF'' in the word LIFE. 
There is also a cutout at the Word "YES" 

The Pink Vertical drips or runs down the painting symbolizes the Blood that's shed when a life is taken violently. 
The Green Represents life and renewal, yellow represents, the fact that one needs to be alert and smart about decisions made.  White represents the Spirit, and Sacredness of LIFE and blue represents the  that fact that we all need to just calm ourselves in unsettling situations and see both sides of the coin. 

The mesh represents GRIDs. It represents the population, and the layering of cultures within a given society. 

This is a culturally relevant work and a multi-layered conversational piece.

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Yes Your Life Matters Detail 2015

Yes Your Life Matters Detail 2015

The use of various construction materials adds a layer of excitement to this work that complements so well the message of the work. Jackson Shuri is inspired by the natural and the manmaid and oftens marries both in her work. 

Yes Your Life Matters alternate Angle

Yes Your Life Matters alternate Angle

Signature View Of HeartWork 2015

Signature View Of HeartWork 2015

Jackson Shuri Usually signs her work on the back, but there are times when she'll sign a work on the side.  Enjoy this side view of HeartWork 2015 which is also signed on the back. 

Falls zinc detail  by Jackson Shuri 2015

Falls zinc detail by Jackson Shuri 2015

Pushing The Evelope By Jackson shuri 2015

Pushing The Evelope By Jackson shuri 2015

This work is inspired by the fact that, Artist must rip and tear at the fabric of reality, and society.  It's ok  to not fit in or not be enveloped by the system. The overwhelming passionate red of the composition, symbolizes power in pursuing passion.  The next time you look at an envelope, don't see it as containing something, rather see it as a vehicle to transform something. 

Take it home by visiting the this is or you section of the website so shop. 

Pushing The Envelope Detail By Jackson shuri 2015

Pushing The Envelope Detail By Jackson shuri 2015

Rusted Sheet Metal detail, bursting through the envelope. 

Art Photography Model Glen Knight Art By Jackson Shuri

Art Photography Model Glen Knight Art By Jackson Shuri

Here we have Model Glen Knight  posing with a Jackson Shuri in Hand Entitled "Heartwork" 2015 20''.20''.1.5''

Pushing The Envelope By Jackson shuri 2015

Pushing The Envelope By Jackson shuri 2015

Model Annice Gee Fellow artist Filmmaker and Photographer. 

 

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Model Glen Knight Posing with Yes your Life Matters 2015

Model Glen Knight Posing with Yes your Life Matters 2015

 Model Annice Gee Fellow artist Filmmaker and Photographer. 

Model Annice Gee Fellow artist Filmmaker and Photographer. 

DWENNIMMEN  "ram's horns" By Jackson Shuri 2014

DWENNIMMEN "ram's horns" By Jackson Shuri 2014

This is the symbol of humility together with strength.

according to the Ashanties, the  ram will fight fiercely against an adversary, but it also submits humbly to slaughter, emphasizing that even the strong need to be humble.

Mixed Media on canvas
32".32".1.5"
2014

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