Jackson Sprague was born in 1982 in Barnstaple, North Devon. He Studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. Jackson currently lives and works in London.
Recent exhibitions include: Jacopo Miliani, Fay Nicolson and Jackson Sprague, Frutta, Rome; The Decorator and the Thief, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2015); Selected By…, Limoncello Gallery London; / A House the Size of a Head, Cole, London (solo); Conversation #6 with Matthew Musgrave and Ruairiadh O’Connell, Millington Marriott, London (2014); / Real Texture, with Jesse Wine, Hobbs Mclaughlin, London; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial & ICA, London; A Small Hiccup publication launch, Limoncello, London (2013); Interview, Horton Gallery, Berlin; Birdkeeping, Plaza Plaza, London (2012).
Jackson Sprague's works play with concepts such as domesticity, function, value, staging and the conflict between interior and exterior. In Jackson's work artworks are proposed as live in entities, close to their owners and insinuating themselves into the lives and surroundings of real or imagined residents. He appropriates the vocabulary of decorative objects, such as vases, room dividers, even pictures hanging on the wall to make art-objects that camouflage their 'artness' in pseudo-interior settings. His work draws on design motifs from the last century, which act as codes for design and domesticity. However Jackson often employs neglected materials, such as cardboard, to create his work and thereby undermines these apparently tasteful objects in order to raise questions about the domesticity of art, it's value as a commodity, how art accumulates value, what it is to be a piece of art and what it could be.