© 2020 JORDAN HOLMS

ARTIST STATEMENT
 
In this body of work space is made and unmade. Grappling with our fraught relationship to the built environment, my practice examines how space is materialized and organized. By dislocating the prescribed distinctions between space and place, my work unsettles how these constructs are made to mean. My paintings recompose the quotidian by mining sites that I encounter online and in the everyday. Fabricating synthetic environments that divest from direct quotation, I translate the associative properties of color, form, and texture into abstract planes. Fluorescent hues are especially prominent in my work because of their authority. They are instructional colors that signal how bodies can, and cannot, move through the city – these colors produce space. Collapsing such incongruent economies of space in on one another, this body of work disrupts the boundaries between the here and now, and the then and there.