Summary: Jordan Barker is an up and coming New York City-based artist that gained a lot of attention for his first body of work titled "Absence of Touch".
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2023 / "Absence of Touch" is a solo exhibition displayed by NYC-based artist Jordan Barker. His collection is more than just paint on a canvas. The collection consists of large-scale abstract expressionist-style pieces intended to be a sensory experience, inviting the audience to interact with them and run their fingers along the surfaces to experience different textures and sensations. The enthusiasm and passion he displays while explaining the deeper meaning of each art piece is truly captivating. Barker's artistic style is not only unique, but his creative and interactive storytelling creates an experience that individuals won't find at most galleries.
By allowing guests to gently touch his heavily textured paintings, they can feel the same sensations of touch that he felt when he was creating each piece. The unorthodox and taboo nature of "touching a painting" creates a personal and interactive experience that individuals wouldn't get at a museum.
He describes his process of creating art as an uncontrolled, free-spirited meditative state which provides a sense of presence and calm amidst the chaos of life. Barker's "Absence of Touch" takes the individual on a journey through his life and draws parallels between lessons he learned from painting and how they apply to self-growth and entrepreneurship.
In addition, he was inspired by found objects and created his first piece, "a coffee table", that developed from a wooden palate found on the street of New York City. Barker found the process of creating something from nothing highly enjoyable, and from there his journey as an artist began. Being self-taught, he spoke with artists all over the world about all their creative process and has since crafted a unique style of his own. Barker has exhibited his artwork with The Durst Organization, Highline Development Group, Salomon Arts Gallery, ChaShaMa, and Zar Properties. He has both original artwork and limited edition prints for sale and his work is integrated into various private collections around the United States.
About the Artist - Jordan Barker:
Jordan Barker is a New York-based rising star who gained a lot of attention for his first body of work titled "Absence of Touch." While art is something that he loves, it's only one component of his life. Jordan is a Partner at Talisen Capital Partners, a real estate Private Equity firm investing in value-add multifamily properties in Philadelphia and the New York Metro region. Barker finds the world of art and real estate to be highly interconnected and he uses art not only as a therapeutic modality, but also as a way to cultivate new business.
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