|Shogo (Minamikawa) Jackson
was born on Septemer 27th, 1977 and grew up in Tokyo, Japan. He came
to the United States when he was 22 years old to study Western illustration.
There, he received a B.F.A. in 2003 from Otis College of Art and Design
in Los Angeles, California.
The artwork of Shogo (Minamikawa) Jackson illustrates the combination
of Japanese underground sexual culture and his own twisted fantasy
world. His paintings are inspired by the HUZOKU -sexual industry that
he grew up in and the comics that he was exposed to in Japan.
He argues that the materials for paintings are already existing in
his subconciousness. These materials are influenced by the environment
which surrounds the artist's life. His artworks are a series of those
materials found and pulled out by his subconcious drawings and paintings.