Jordan Kerwick is a self-taught Australian artist that is quickly becoming recognized around the globe. The Down Under sensation is reaching new heights in the art world thanks to the social media platform Instagram. His primitive yet sophisticated style is becoming quickly ingrained in the hearts of his international followers.
Kerwick’s dense impasto brushstrokes flatten the perception of space; instead it is his thick application of paint that offers dimension and texture. He explores the relationship between thick patches of color and form while incorporating recurring elements of iconography such as contours of palm trees and anchors as a means of fusing painting and sketching. These intuitive and enticingly tactile marks celebrate artists’ role of investigating the inherent potential of his chosen media of oil paint.
Born 1982, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
2018 tba, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2017 Fourth Time Around, Lindberg Galleries, Victoria, Australia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 75 Works on Paper, BEERS, London, United Kingdom
2017 Fresh AF, TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia
2017 Summer Cool, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2017 Angry Boys, Galerie Rompone, Koln, Germany
2017 Micro Salon #7, Galerie L’inlassable, Paris, France
2016 Local Group Show, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2016 New Slang, Den-holm Studio’s, Melbourne, Australia