Jordan Cantwell is a contemporary artist who follows an instinct driven process to uncover a visual harmony to our primal connection. This connection reaches back to something ancient and ritualistic, touching on the natural genesis of mark making. A native Californian of Sicilian and Irish descent, Cantwell is conscious of the nuanced differences in culture, particularly as this defines and delimits North American and European perspectives and identity. Cantwell’s work is influenced by Zoosophy, Mesoamerican myths and abstract expressionism. His travels have allowed his practice to touch on an outward facing approach to his visual language and a universality to our ancient selves. For Cantwell, painting is a medium for conjuring the life force of animals and spaces, yet one that also surrounds and inhabits us.
RESIDENCY: September 2023