Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, and currently based in Albi, France, Jordy Kerwick is a self-taught artist who explores the classic genre of still life through a contemporary perspective. Inspired by his homely life, the artist’s painting often feature domestic elements. Recalling Vanitas iconography, various objects of contrasting connotation such as flowers and cigarettes are combined within the canvas, depicting the pleasant and grittier aspects of life. In his recent works predatory animal make their appearance in the home setting, as to remind the viewers of their most primal nature. Clear from constraints of style, Jordy Kerwick makes use of various techniques and interlaces historical references into his work.
His solo exhibitions include The Three Month Dream, Piermarq* (Sydney, 2020); I love you, What’s your name, Anna Zorina Gallery (New York, 2019); Sweep the leg, Johnny, Pt. 2 Gallery (Oakland, 2019); and Diary of an Introvert, Delphian Gallery (London, 2018). Kerwick has also participated in group exhibitions at Ambacher Contemporary (Munich, 2019) and Kunstforeningen Det Ny Kastet (Thisted, 2018).