Jack Daniel Thompson grew up in waterloo, London. Having a deep passion for DJing jack was always interested in some form of creative expression. At the age of 16 Jack attended the highly regarded music college ACM, where he received a first year degree. Jack Daniels never wanted to complete a full degree seeing in it nothing more, than a waste of money and time. Deciding instead to forge his own path in the world.
Jack has created his own artworks for his album covers since he launched his first E.P. “Always Late”. Thomson being the entrepreneur he is also decided to create his own clothing line, called Roman Republic at the age of 17.
Thompsons work has evolved greatly from its beginnings. Slowly coming to the conclusion that making lightboxes was the best form for his art to take. The process is simple yet effective first he creates a unique multi layered image using a mixture of Photoshop and other mediums. Then he creates vinyl’s out of each layer after which with great care he applied to glass. Finally Jack adds the final touch a strip of LED lights, all of these things come together to create a truly radiant artwork that explores light, colours and movement.
It was not until he helped forum Quite Useless that he released his own love for the visual arts. However jack’s process is a truly unique one, music runs deep in his work. Thomson first writes a musical piece then after visualises the work around it. This is always attached to the work via a QR code. Which also affords the buyer and holder of the artwork certain rights to use the musical score, as long as they still hold the art in their possession.
Jack started by creating scenes based on his own fascination with the roman republic. His debut collection based on such thoughts, was exhibited at the critically acclaimed London gallery and members club “The Lights of Soho” in 2015 where he enjoyed a sell-out show. After this Jack’s work was shown at the Maverick Expo in 2016. This series, instead focused on the pinup girl era of America. Transforming public domain Gil Evergreen’s into a psychedelic style of lightbox and in a sense modernizing this classic images.
“I write the music and let the art form around it” – Jack Daniels Thomson