Jackson Farley is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Sydney, Australia. With a particular focus on outmoded notions of masculinity in the contemporary, he explores phallocentric histories and 'genius art'. Through anecdotes and bad jokes, Jackson's work explores archaic perceptions of the masculine and its now hopeful demise.
Blending collage, drawing, video, textile and print, the artist's aim is to critique hierarchies and histories associated with manhood, while simultaneously appealing to its toxic, or degenerative side through crude dick jokes and 'hectic dance bangers'. While the works are a critique of hyper-masculinity, they are intended to open up dialogues with the perpetrators themselves. Ultimately, the aim is to show men that there is a more pluralistic approach to masculinity that can break away from notions of the 'genius' and allow for a revision of what it means to be a man.
Jackson completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2017 and was awarded the University Awards for Drawing and Printmedia. He has also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA and was awarded the China Cultural Centre residency in Chengdu, China in 2017.