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Jordy Kerwick

BIOGRAPHY

Jordy Kerwick is a France-based Australian artist who has captured the attention of art dealers, collectors & curators across the world. In the the past 24 months alone, Kerwick has exhibited in Sydney, New York, San Francisco, LA, Connecticut, London, Paris, Copenhagen, Cologne, Hamburg and Tokyo.

But just a glance at his work is enough to see why he is in such hot demand. Kerwick straddles the space between still-life, abstraction and landscape with intuitive ease. A naive approach to mark-making is balanced by, and contrasted against, a deep understanding of colour, construction and composition which is undoubtedly inspired by the Modernist masters.

Although his larger works are essentially abstract, there is still an implication of the domestic, provided by both his compositions which seem to reference tables, rugs, tv’s or backyards; and his weathered, lived-in surfaces.

His smaller works are often more literal still-lifes, their intimacy enhanced by painted-on borders, densly collaged surfaces, and the strategic placement of books, used both as a clever compositional device and as a reference to Kerwick's cultural influences, be it art, music or literature.

“Raw. Worn. Beaten, but loved. Life, stripped bare. Amid the chaos of family life lies a feeling of safety and comfort that I try to replicate in my work. Drawing on my collection of imagery of cultural markings and people, places and things, I like to explore beauty in its most organic and real state; stripping back the layers to reveal a subject in its most truthful state.” – Jordy Kerwick

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 I Love You. What’s Your Name, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City

2019 Fatal Purity, Masahiro Maki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France

2019 Summer Marathon, Beers London, London, United Kingdom
2019 Macro/Micro, TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia
2019 Sweep The Leg, Johnny, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, California
2018 Diary of an Introvert, Delphian Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2018 Outro, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2018 Looking For Sunshine, Linberg Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2017 Forth Time Around, Linberg Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 LIMBO, Group exhibition, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2019 Sydney Contemporary, PIERMARQ* booth, Sydney, Australia

2019 From Europe with Love, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2019 Play, Galerie Rompone, Cologne, Germany
2019 #Favorites, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany
2019 Smuggling Vanilla (with Francisco Mendes Moreira), Galerie 42B, Paris, France
2018 Juxtapose Club House, Pt. 2 Gallery, Miami, Florida
2018 Jordan Kerwick & Henrik Godsk, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
2018 Peep (with Alexander Katz), Ober Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
2018 Coffee for Eight, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, California
2018 Internal Voices, Galeri Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
2018 CHRISP, Helium Cowboy, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Flowers, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2018 Angry Boys Part Two, Museum Det Ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark
2018 The Radical Familiar, PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2018 Summer Projects V, Boom Gallery, Geelong, Australia
2017 Summer Show, Linberg Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Paper Cuts (curated by Kristian Day), London
2017 FreshAF, TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia
2017 75 Works on Paper, Beers Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2017 We Are The Ones…, CSK Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 Cut the chords to the moon (with Justin Williams), Galerie L’inlassable, Paris, France
2017 Summer Cool, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2017 Angry Boys, Galerie Rompone, Koln, Germany
2017 Micro Salon #7, Galerie L’inlassable, Paris, France
2017 Precious Memories, Auto LP, Melbourne, Australia
2016 New Slang, Den-holm Studio’s, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Local Group Show, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

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