My ideas stem from my prepubescent and high school experiences. They were the emotional basis for my desire to pursue art as a young adult. These ideas are expressed in scenes of various delusions of grandeur. I create passive/aggressive and sometimes self-deprecating scenarios of heroism, glory, or ardor to illustrate these delusions.
The content of my work focuses on adolescence, its persona, and its tendency toward dreams, melodrama, fantasy, and infatuation. The focus of those states of consciousness is motivated by the seemingly mystical energy of adolescent girls and their ability to inspire longing, elusive flirtation, clumsy acts of chivalry, and inevitable humiliation. I also call upon the psychic, social, erotic power of pop idolatry to realize the extent and scope of the delusional narrative.
Josh Jordan is a New York based artist, working from his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
He has exhibited regularly in spaces ranging from Bellwether Gallery, the d.u.m.b.o Art Center in New York, to the ArtCenter College of Design, in Pasadena, CA and Sydney College of Art, in Sydney Australia. In 2004, he received a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, he attended Columbus College of Art and Design for undergraduate studies and attended Yale University for graduate work.
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