Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon of our age created by the wide availability of imagery in the media. Using lookalikes Jackson creates convincingly realistic images – likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable in scenarios that we imagine but have never seen.

Raising questions about the credibility of what we see Jackson comments on voyeurism, the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe. She has established a unique role as an incisive, funny and thought-provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture, her work speaking both to the art world and the general public.

Alison’s work is multi-platform and can be widely seen via the press, internet, books, galleries, museums and TV. Further, and most intriguingly, her images have now become just as much a part of popular culture as the images of the real celebrities that she invokes.

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