Jordan Ross

j_ross_1_japan-oct-12-191Artist’s Statement

My work consists of both abstract paintings and assemblages. My paintings are adventures in feeling and colors some turbulent and others quiet and zen-like.

In creating my assemblages, I am compelled to rescue those damaged, rusty and discarded objects wherever they may be found. The narrative of my art is driven by my intuition which combines disparate elements and transforms their mundane and rejected lives into surprising artistic identities.

I usually use substrates of wood and add rusty metal, film, paper, acrylics and other j_ross_2_lightness-of-beingfound objects as they present themselves. Any thing has potential and experimentation is the name of my game. Recognizing possibilities in all things allows me to nurture my penchant for both collecting and for creating.

Rather than coming up with a theme and searching for elements to help create it, I let the items themselves determine what they want to become, adding and subtracting as appropriate. As the artist, I nudge them to breathe new life and speak with a new voice.

j_ross_3_blackwhite-angelsFor me, the process is like whitewater rafting and I willingly go with the adventure never in complete control and constantly amazed when I reach the final destination.

My hope is that these creations will energize and touch the minds and hearts of the viewer.

October 2016