I am troubled by human nature. As individuals we are full of love, empathy, and kindness, but in groups we become aggressive, destructive, and divisive – the sole reason that my scientific field exists.
Through my art I seek refuge in humanity's transience and impermanence. We are but a natural process and our existence is only temporary.
William from Montréal, Québec
"I had a dream about lanterns floating through a bamboo forest inspired by Jordan’s painting and I just couldn’t get it out of my head. Had to get it."
Jordan Plotnek was born in 1992 to artistic parents in Sydney, but spent their formative years in Porto Alegre and childhood in Melbourne. At 19 years old Jordan commissioned into the Australian Defence Force and was deployed on several overseas operations, including in the Middle East Region.
Due to various pressures at home, Jordan learned to use art as an emotional outlet and coping mechanism from a young age. But by 2019 a hyper-awareness of the human capacity for committing atrocities cemented their art practice as a core part of their life and identity. Jordan's practice has since evolved to focus on human transience through the lens of abstract symbolism.
Jordan’s work quickly proved successful; having been internationally collected, commissioned, and gallery represented within the first month of going public. Today their pieces are displayed in both private and corporate collections across the globe, including in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, France, Mexico, and the UAE.