Artist Spotlight No. 14 – Jake Jackson

ARTIST STATEMENT

[Jake] primarily works in Digital Media, picks a subject, and transforms their photo into an art piece that shows perfection in flaws.

Jake Jackson is an illustrator from Toronto, Ontario; his Instagram is filled with colourful illustrations of influencers, hot people with a hint of vulgarity that is tastefully done. He primarily works in Digital Media, picks a subject, and transforms their photo into an art piece that shows perfection in flaws. The idea behind this is to exploit the double-edged nature of fame, beauty, and ego to cultivate a vulgarity that is both eerie and captivating. His portraits invade the sterile, effortless allure of the Instagram models, celebrities, and selfies. To be drawn by Jackson is to be seen.

“Hakuna Matata, It Means Fuck Off” ©Jake Johnson.


Artist’s website: www.realfakerapper.com
Instagram: @realfakerapper or https://www.instagram.com/realfakerapper/