Julian Jackson: Aura Studies, Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany

Julian Jackson, Aura Study 2
Oil on prepared paper
26 x 22 inches

May 12 – June 30, 2011

“Aura is often defined in near mystical terms as the halo or penumbra of colored light surrounding an individual in a field of radiant energy. The colors of the aura are imagined to correspond to the individuals’ personal Chi, or life force. The works in this exhibition are from an ongoing series of paintings and works on paper in which I am exploring phenomena of light, color, and atmosphere in order to map the mood of a day or season, as well as the inner architecture of my own creative drive.

On a color wheel the visible spectrum is rendered as 7 key colors; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. But we all know that between these cardinal points there lie infinite gradations of hue and shade. As much as music, color is a language of moods. These Aura Studies are like pages from my diary helping me to find form, experiment with subtleties of color, and to further my understanding of the pulse and temperature of passing time.”

-Julian Jackson, April 2011