JONATHAN PAUL JACKSON
WEST TEXAS SERIES
Jonathan Paul Jackson is an African American Visual Artist from Houston, Texas. His multimedia practice includes painting, sculpture, and illustration. As a primarily self-taught artist, his self-guided studies informes his work. Delving into the Masters of Color such as Matisse, Warhol, and Gauguin, Jackson realized it was the method of application and not just the color itself that held such significance in their work. It is this practice of engaging in the past to create artwork of the future that truly guides his hand. This inspiration is evident in his series of paintings "Indigenous Contemporary" where he celebrates the storytelling found in indigenous sculptures and cultures. It can be seen in "Indigenous Contemporary 2" where he expands the series, adding technology to his process and bridges the gap between old and new. Lastly, it is found in Jackson's newest series "West Texas Series" as he reflects on the work of Monet and creates a visual journey during current circumstances when the ability to travel is limited.
EMMA HADZI ANTICH
Hadzi Antich is an Austin-based artist with a Masters in Political Science. Much of her work has been inspired by an interest in interpreting the myths that guide humans as social and political creatures, Her current series however, takes a different path, exploring the relationship between humankind and nature, and looks at life beyond human inhabitants. Paintings of mountainscapes with dull facets and proudly jagged crests indicate an imbalance. One that has evolved as humans succumbed to the idea that dominance over land and animal is just. A beautiful color palette is used to draw the viewer in and place them in the middle of a post-human landscape. It is here that they are forced to consider our current path and the inevitable future it holds.
MY PEOPLE AND THEIR TRADITIONS
Mosqueda is a Mexico City-based artist with a background in Marketing. She began attending arts-based workshops in 2000, continuing her art education since and most recently studying at Austin Community College. She has developed a vibrant color palette and careful consideration of her subjects in order to best celebrate the cultures, traditions, and people of Mexico. The pride she has for her country is palpable as the viewer examines her work and discovers the diversity of its inhabitants. Mosqueda's curiosity drives her to learn more about those she paints. The result is an endearing and personal, yet relatable reflection of a diverse country.
LA CATRINA PAINTING DEMO
Join artist Lecticia Mosqueda as she guides an online art demonstration in Spanish! Follow along as Mosqueda paints La Catrina, the goddess of death, believed to protect the departed as they cross over into the afterlife. This tall skeleton-like female figure with her vibrant garments is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration. This presentation took place on December 9, 2020. The recorded version can be found below in the video section of the webpage!
Don't speak Spanish? Don't worry! We still invite you to join and follow along as Mosqueda brings La Catrina to life!