Jordan Wolfson creates sculptural videos using high-quality production methods, often working with animators experienced in commercial film, music videos and advertising. Whilst his work navigates universal themes – life, death and love – Wolfson’s authorial voice speaks of the artist’s place within this constructed world, as a conduit for received images, actions and language. The protagonists in these intuitively-constructed pieces are hand-drawn or computer-generated animations that glide over a surface of stock and shot imagery.
Wolfson’s videos are often formed of paradox. He delivers absurd and contradictory narratives, characters and motifs – a punk with a mischievous demeanour, a cartoon angry kid, an orthodox Jew reading a copy of Vogue and performing a lovers’ exchange.
He has exhbited in numerous solo shows including Chisenhale Gallery, London, (2013); Ecce Homo/le Poseur, at Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, (2013); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2012); Con Leche, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany (2012); The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers: Jordan Wolfson, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA (2009). He has also exhibited internationally in group shows such as: The Digital Divide by Henning Strassburger, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2013); Dimensions variables, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2012); The Second Strike, Herzliya Biennial, Israel (2011).
Jordan Wolfson (b. 1980) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.