Gordon's work is an eclectic mix of 'unique evolutions'; it is essentially ‘Art about Art’, multi-layered in construction and potential meaning.
It is hoped that those with or without knowledge of art history find something of interest in the work – they might enjoy the depth, detail and craft, they might ask ‘how are these works made?’ As for their meaning, they are open to multiple interpretations... it’s all up to the viewer; if the viewer is left with a ‘smile in the mind’, then the work is doing what it aspires to.
Each work is made by importing original and sourced pictorial content into two kinds of image manipulating software, the composition is then constructed, developed and finessed on an iPad and PC. The evolving work is sent back and forth between software and hardware to achieve the desired look and feel.
Each piece has the potential to be produced on a very large scale but all works remain unique because of the final hand painted stage.
Since the beginning of 2015, Gordon has made 600+ artworks.The works on show in this exhibition are some of Gordon's most recent compositions. The body of work is a kind of synthesis of the diverse range of subjects and styles that have gone before. During the past few months, Gordon has been focussing on trying to develop his own pictorial language.
The artworks in Conundrums are, for the most part, associated with conjuring up images that relate to sleep, memory and moments in time. Sometimes dream-like, often autobiographical in content and on occasion provocative in intent and puzzling in meaning. Stage-like compositions in which characters and objects interact, narratives might be hinted at but the story of each work is left to the viewer to determine. ‘Conundrums’ that tell more than one story perhaps.
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