Penman slippers

Penman slippers

To My Core

Jordan Baraniecki considers how two-dimensional materials occupy three-dimensional space. Richard Serra states that, “space is a material object”, which is a philosophy Jordan is currently exploring. His way of working and creating are rooted in his drawing practice; using design elements like perspective and line, he challenges how the brain perceives depth. Jordan is able to see the way that his materials–which are primarily paper or materials on paper–interact with space, light, transparency, and the physical presence.

Whether that be directly onto a surface or using those same elements for three-dimensional work, he seeks to create a visual experience that involves only the essential components. This offers him the freedom and challenge to create work that can be shipped and stored small, but expansive in presentation. He prefers to work in a way that utilizes his physical stature and a full range of motion by considering the presence of his own self in the work.

Jordan wants to have less and create work that occupies a larger amount of space that what someone would think is possible. His interest in Minimalism and the philosophies of Carl Andre, are to create something that can be powerful in simplicity. His intent is to create artwork that suggests a viewer’s awareness of their own senses; in some regard, a form of escapism, but also for the viewer to be consciously aware of their surroundings.

Traditionally, 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.

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 @jordanbaraniecki

You can reach Jordan for questions, interviews, and pricing enquiries at:

video by Christian Singh

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