Andrzej Jackowski

The work of Andrzej Jackowski (born 1947, North Wales) is largely autobiographical, based on his early childhood memories, recollections of a family history in Poland and the feeling of alienation and enclosure that these experiences roused. Using powerful, insistent images from his past he explores ideas of human memory and psyche, both on a personal and more collective level.

He was made Professor of Painting at the University of Brighton in 2003 and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. 'When I was eleven years old I moved with my parents to London from a refugee camp in the north of England - where we had lived in huts made out of wood and felt covered in tar. We lived with my half-brother who was a photographer - when I was fourteen my parents separated, about the same time I painted a self-portrait and made a decision to become a painter.'