Jordan Clayton is an award-winning artist who specializes in painting and drawing. His work has been exhibited internationally from the very start of his practice and now belongs in several private collections.
His work calls to monumentalize both the unseen and unnoticed through the deliberate construction of abstract worlds that bear an almost kafkaesque melancholy. In using information researched from organisms and objects that exist exclusively on macro and microscopic scales, the work takes on an organic, alien whimsy . He is interested in restructuring narratives that intersect between art, science, fiction, and queerness in a melange that forecasts a reality only a few degrees separated from the present. His painted “worlds” employ techniques rooted in formal and surrealist painting tropes and allow him to create spaces wherein he believes he truly fits as a self-proclaimed oddball.