Oct 9, 2009
' Jordan Domont
hails from the corn-fringed and cul-desacâ€™d suburbs of Indiana. He grew up tall and earned a BFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he studied figurative painting. It was there that he fell skull over-sneakers for portraiture. After college, he moved to Portland, where he now lives and paints. To infuse depth and luminosity into his work, Jordan employs a palette of punchy hues. Experimenting, he discovered that when inks layer heavily onto Mylar, it creates a rich, almost melted effect. Pigments become slightly volatile, even mercurial, and their behavior enlivens the entire process. Jordan likes to explore how different amalgams of color work together, because it sure trumps sitting back and watching paint dry. '