The countdown continues as we lead up to the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013. To mark the exciting event in the Aesthetica calendar, we’re taking a look at the longlisted artists from last year’s Prize. Today we’re focusing on artist Jordan Rodgers who entered his video art A Vision of Urban Utopia in the Video, Installation & Performance category. Themes pursued by the artist revolve around the exploration between art and technology as means of recording and documenting everyday journeys made in the evolution of a “Modern Metropolis”.
Rodgers’ subjects include personal narratives and environmental awareness of Psychogeography specific to the location. Comparing historical, architectural and cultural influences, he raises questions about how far one can observe at any given moment. An integral part of Rodgers’ art addresses both what meets the eye and what the eye constructs. The scope of his practice runs from exhibiting drawings on a small scale handheld device to creating pieces that, through installation, almost convey the experience of stepping into the environment.
Jordan Rodgers graduated from Lancaster University with a first class honours degree in Fine Art. He creates cross-disciplinary drawings involving architectural visualisation, and is stylistically reminiscent of cubist and futurist works in which the extended lines of the buildings appear to have angles, with more potential than the visible. Since graduating in July 2012, his work has been exhibited in select group and solo shows and published in national and international art magazines and websites.
To enter your work into this year’s Art Prize register your work before 31 August www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
1. Jordan Rodgers, A Vision of Urban Utopia. Aesthetica