Jordan is a drawer and painter from the UK and will be exhibited in Germany for the first time. His unusual CC (comic/cartoon) style is both aesthetically and conceptually food for self-reflexive thought on his place/role in society. Formally, the spatially juxtaposed pictorial narrative include crisp, quantized ‘cel’ shading, minimalist, high-contrast visual cues and black outlines with a self-shadowing effect.
He brings each of the figures, corresponding to paternalistic alter egos as transient states of mind deriving their visual and linguistic identity from his projected responsibility as a being. A vigilant architect of his emptiness attempts to break out of this prison house of self-imposed commandments and wants to turn toward responsibility. But in that process he reassumes the very emptiness he wishes to put behind him. Therefore an allegory through his work, a sincere illustration and mental recapitulation of his and everyone’s conformity to societal norms, is that he thus deals with reflection and self-interrogation to eventually come to profound realizations of the collective self.
Acryl on canvas/ 80x60cm