Review by Jas Bhachu
I went about my usual preliminary research for any article with a simple google search to find out more about Jordy Kerwick. No website. This made me even more intrigued. I delved in further and came to know he has only been painting for 3 years. Completely mind blown.
There is a maturity and confidence in his body of work that echoes the voice of a seriously accomplished artist that can be admired from afar. Then, after 5 minutes of browsing his Instagram page, which is a mix of work and completely relatable family snaps; it felt like me and his 31K followers want to be his best mate.
This makes it all the more exciting that he is debuting his first solo UK exhibition next month at the Delphian Gallery.
Press release by Delphian Gallery:
Delphian Gallery is proud to present Diary of an Introvert by Jordy Kerwick (b.1982) opening next month in London. An Australian artist with 30,000 extremely dedicated Instagram followers, he is part of a new generation of internationally renowned artists who attribute part of their success to connecting, sharing, and selling online.
Jordy, amazingly, only started painting less than 3 years ago. He has since caught the attention of curators and collectors from around the world, rapidly growing his fanbase and showing in New York, Paris, San Francisco, Cologne, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Brisbane and his hometown of Melbourne among many others. We are therefore extremely excited to announce this, Jordy’s debut UK solo exhibition !
His work draws on the contours of organic forms in domestic settings. Texture and colour inhabit his canvas, often centred on a potted plant. Sometimes traces of human life present themselves in way of an abandoned cigarette or a pile of books, their titles written playfully on their spines almost as if conversing with the viewer. The artist utilises a decisive use of impasto paint in blocks of colour combined with anarchic references to drugs, punk, and the odd romantic poet or philosopher. Kerwick’s paintings go beyond simply beautiful subject matter to reveal deeply personal stories like an inside joke.
Put this one in your diaries, it's not one you will want to miss!
Private view: 6th December 2018, 6pm – 9pm
Show Run: 7th – 16th December 2018
Address: 1 Acorn Parade, Meeting House Lane, London, SE15 2TZ
Opening Times: 10am-8pm