A Painter Whose Subjects Are His Siblings: Looking at Keith Jackson’s latest work

Alwa Cooper, The New York Times Style Magazine, 28 August 2022

Next month, the artist will be included in New York’s Armory Show. I talked to him about two of the featured paintings for T Magazine’s On View series. 


“As I get older, I think more about growing up. My childhood included some of the happiest times of my life, so I reflect on those and put them onto the canvas — and I think that people who grew up around that same time, in the 1970s and ’80s, can appreciate it.


“My intention is to take people back when they’re looking at a painting. They’ll say, ‘Oh, I can remember having those kinds of floors,’ or, ‘My dad had that same pickup truck.’ That’s the first thing people say: ‘Now you’re taking me back.’”