Proteolysis of (A4) Amyloid Beta Precursor Protein.
Oil on canvas, 54" x 60", 2014.
Jordan Clayton is a young artist who specializes in painting and drawing. His most recent solo exhibition was A Conversation with Taxonomy held at Studio Sixty Six Gallery in Ottawa, ON. His most recent group show, Portal of Enigma, was held at Agora-Gallery in Chelsea, NY. The current objective of his work is to monumentalize the microscopic by representing the processes and growth of organisms whose existence are invisible to the naked eye. He (carefully) cultivates different single-celled organisms and viruses in his studio for the purposes of studying. He treats this relationship as quantum, making several observations to concretely solidify the existence of his cultures. These observations are then conceptualized and represented using visual art. His work relies on simulating multi-cellular structures within the means of his own conceptualization. He disregards accuracy to allow himself to paint luscious glazes of colour that evoke a sense of familiarity while still reading as abstract painting technique.