Entry Title: " Meditation On The History Of America"
Name:
Jordan West
, Santa Fe, United States
Category: Painting, Professional


Entry Description:

Oil On Canvas, 117 x 152 cm. This painting is from my current series of works that seek to take an extant, conceptual approach to Romanticism; a thematic investigation of the notions of fate, the
sublime, isolation, dream, vision and history. This is combined with a formal approach that is derived from an un-mannered, detached application of technique, a formal approach which seeks to
chronicle an experienced present condition.

About the Artist:

Jordan West was born 1969 in Wyoming, United States. He works with painting, drawing and text. After studying as an honors student in Evolutionary Social Psychology at the City University of New
York-Hunter College he began painting-teaching himself history, theory and technique. He is a self-taught artist. He was a resident at the Stichting CrawlSpace Artist Residency in Amsterdam, Holland,
awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and was recently commissioned to create the architectural design and plans for a private residence. He has exhibited with Thatcher Projects in NYC,
Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, Kenise Barnes Fine Art in New York, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and at Contemporary
Art Fairs in Miami, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. He recently presented his artist books and delivered a performative lecture entitled Rhetoric: A Conceptual Appropriation in Sofia,
Bulgaria. His artist books are published by Interbang Press. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.