Jordan Baraniecki is an award-winning artist based in Saskatoon, Canada located on Treaty 6 Territory. His highly detailed, three-dimensional ink collages position the artwork between a telescopic and microscopic lens; situating the viewer with a relationship to scale. By using colour, texture and form as their own visual language, Jordan's interest in the subconscious and psychological observations of the self, encourage the viewer to see what they see within the work. Additionally, his ink collages are the subject matter for his creative projects.
Jordan’s creative process is inspired by the Surrealist automatic-working technique, which allows his subconscious to bring forth the compositional choices for each collage. He believes that the process is specifically for the artist, so depending on what’s-in-the tank each day, he will either work wildly on the gestural ink marks or sit quietly and meticulously cut out the pieces to collage them together; by doing so, he truly accepts that whatever energy level his has, he can work on one part or another. This balance comes from his personality traits that were specifically examined during his Master’s education, and the philosophical idea to balance chaos and order.
"A Turtle's Insides"
11” x 14”
Copic ink on Yupo paper in shadowbox