Jordan L Rodgers is a multimedia artist who hails from Liverpool in the UK. He works in drawing, audio, video and film making, with parallels between contemporary work and the theories and practices of Constructivism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Futurism.
His degree was in Fine Art (Digital New Media, Contemporary Art History, Curatorship) at Lancaster University, First-Class Honours. Since graduating in July 2012 his work has been exhibited in selected group and solo shows and published in national and international art magazines and websites, including the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, and the 100 Contemporary Artists 2013 Anthology, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 and screening at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015 and International Green Culture Festival.
In 2014 Jordan joined Hope Street Ltd as part of the internationally renowned Emerging Artists Programme 2014 taking on the role of Digital Artist/ Animator. To date he has participated in five theatrical productions - Sense and Sustainability, Spring Heeled Jack, Race Against Time, This Must Be The Place and Control 25. Passionate about working within various aspects of theatre, Jordan seeks to offer a unique innovation to challenge the relationship between audience and experience.
At the early stage of my career it is an opportunity to do something different, to push boundaries. I use my cross-disciplinary way of working to bridge the gap between traditional drawing and drawing on the iPad.
The themes I pursue involve exploration between art and technology as a means to record and document everyday journeys. These include personal narratives and environmental awareness of psychogeography specific to the location. Comparing historical, architectural and cultural influences raises questions about how far one can observe at any given moment. Integral part of my art as process addresses both what meets the eye and what the eye constructs. With consideration toward exhibiting artwork on a small scale handheld device to one that through installation creates an experience almost of stepping into the environment.
Drawing is a map of time, recording the actions of the maker allows the viewer to move through the journey of creation. I ask what can the medium of drawing do in relation to altering the perception the landscape we live in today?
2009 - 2012, BA Hons Fine Art (Digital New Media, Contemporary Art History, Curatorship), Lancaster University, First-Class
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
UPCOMING 2017, Nowa Huta, Galeria pod Baranami, Krakow, Poland
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2016, Goldensun Short Film Festival, Malta
2016, Pocket Cinema Film Festival, Pakistan American Cultural Centre, Asia
iPAD DRAWING WORKSHOPS
2013, Tea With An Architect: Love Architecture Festival, Liverpool
Crohn's and Colitis UK, Davis Family YMCA for arts & humanities, Kidney Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Care, the Prince's Trust, the Trafford and South Manchester - Mobile Artistic Mental Health and Wellbeing Service