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Jordan Clayton Toronto, Canada

This selection of ethereal paintings and drawings are meant to explore and compare the synonymous nature of technological malfunctions and human mutation. The two themes interact in constructed spaces that read neither as organic, nor organized, nor authentically true. However insofar that these spaces are constructed, they are painted with an intended believability through calculated precision and various semi-rendered forms. The artist relies on formal technique, as well as motifs meant to simulate corrupted, digital, image files. There is also an intended sense of nostalgia dating back to the eighties, when technology and all of its glitches began to forcefully integrate itself with the general population. The work is meant to engage a dialogue about the growing integration of technology into the body, transhumanism, and the tension between contemporary and antiquated medical practice. The artist fosters a strange obsession with mistakes (be them organic, or technological), and the body. He often draws inspiration from his own medical experiences and propensity to develop bodily anomalies.

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