To My Core
Jordan’s drawing practice is how everything comes together. He creates with materials that expand in a way that appears magical. Using design tools like perspective, and elements such as space and line, he achieves a way of looking at the world that compares two and three-dimensional space.
There are subtleties of playfulness involved in his work and he tends to think about what the most essential components are. He gravitates towards materials that have the capacity to occupy a larger amount of space in their presentation, but are usually quite small in the way they are shipped and stored. His fascination with the seemingly empty spaces around him are how he chooses materials to represent that.
The inspiration for his work comes from a sense of urgency to learn new things, and to be consciously aware of his surroundings. His interest in technology has played an engaging role in his recent development of work that will be presented in 2019.
Traditionally, Who I Am
Jordan Baraniecki was born and resides in Saskatoon, Canada. Having the opportunity to study at three different universities in Canada for his degree (University of Saskatchewan, ACAD, NSCAD U), he graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2016 with a major in Fine Art. Jordan uses his sketchbooks, which are mostly written text to help navigate the next plan of action. His practice is beginning to meld traditional ideas of drawing and communication with digital technologies. In 2013 he took a year of philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan, which influenced his way of looking at the seemingly empty spaces of the world and transcribing those findings into works of art.
His work has been shown in Toronto at the Propeller Gallery and Gallery 1313. In the United States, he has shown at the Shot Tower Gallery in Columbus, OH, and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collin, CO. Jordan was invited to an artist residency in Lodz, Poland in 2018 where he embarked on a 45-day residency to find out if his Polish heritage was apparent in his life as a Canadian Citizen.
He is a member of the Invisible Artists Collective International.
Jordan Baraniecki is proudly funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for his 2019 projects. The artwork that develops from the grant will be consciously aware of the environmental impact of art-waste, and he aims to create work that can be shipped and stored small, but expansive in presentation.
Follow more of his process on Instagram @jordanbaranieckiart