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Biography


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Born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario I exhibited art from an early age and continuing throughout my adult life.  My intention is to engage art with a child-like enthusiasm. This is made evident through voluminous output of drawings using Magnum Sharpie's, many small sketch books and reclaimed objects to paint on.  What keeps me creating artwork is both the process of making reaching meditative states such as automatic drawing, as well as experimental visual applications helping to propel artwork forward.

 
Studying at NASCAD-U,2006 in Halifax opened doors to a worldly art community where I had opportunity to travel too London, England.  There I developed artwork and exhibited in prominent galleries like the Royal Academy of Art 2006-07.

 
I am currently living and working in Toronto where I continue to create art through a live/work community loft pace at the Wychwood Art Barns.

 

Recent developments

 

 "The most beautiful marks lay hidden from the viewer"

 

Recent paintings and drawings explore gestural abstraction allowing intention and chance to develop naturally. Jordan paints on repurposed plexi-glass and believes the most beautiful marks lay hidden from the viewer. Painting on the front and reverse side of the picture plain is a method Jordan describes as dyslexic alchemy; a dual sided method of painting transforming common paint marks into grand gestures simply by turning the plexi glass around.  This method of painting fills a philosophical understanding of how the world works for the artist. We develop a way of working through intention which takes us only so far, as chance intervenes and erases our attempts to show us something new.