Join artist Jordan Barnes for a talk and tour of his exhibition, The Artist and the Ego. Born and raised in New Plymouth, Jordan Barnes is an award-winning painter and known to many as an artistic all-rounder.
Jordan derives inspiration for his works through social observations and personal relationships. A common thread in his work is the study of the human condition, evident in his large-scale oil paintings and hyper-realistic portraits.
He is equally passionate about song writing, releasing his debut album on US indie label ‘Lazy Bones Recordings’ in 2015, followed up by his sophomore album ‘Theories’ in 2017. He says that for him the process of creating a song or a painting is much the same.
For his exhibition, The Artist and the Ego, Jordan has spent the last half of 2020 creating a body of work for the Holt Gallery.
The Artist and the Ego explores Jordan’s interest in Jungian psychology, and the idea of archetypes within the ‘Collective Unconscious’ - a concept originally defined by psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Through painting, music and film, Jordan attempts to understand his knowledge of the self, and the beliefs and behaviours of others.
Come along on Friday 5 February at 12pm to hear more about this exhibition!
Free, no booking required