New York Kunst

Interview with Jordan Sullivan

Jordan Sullivan was born in Houston, Texas. He was raised in rural Ohio and suburban Detroit. Before becoming a full-time artist, he was fired from a number of odd jobs in Texas, New York City, and Los Angeles. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Sullivan, Jordan - JSu21.05.04 - Golden Bar - (Framed)
Jordan Sullivan, 2021, Golden Bar, Framed

Describe how art is important to society.
It depends on what society and what art we are talking about, but, if we’re speaking very very broadly, I suppose visual art can be a language understood by different societies and cultures – a kind of bridge between places that may appear seemingly disconnected. I believe all borders should be abolished, and maybe visual art is the closest thing we have to a borderless world. With that said I don’t believe that art, in any form, has to be anything – it can just exist.

What are your biggest influences?
Thomas Kinkade and the Book of Revelation.

What does your work aim to say?
Nothing I can say in words.

What are some of your favorite pieces you’ve created?
The best thing I’ve ever made is the life I’ve led.

What do you expect from the year 2022?
Greed, corruption, plague, famine, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, theft, murder, exploitation, venality, perversion, misunderstandings, derangement, war, poverty, inequality, injustice, deaths, and births.

Check out his current exhibition at the Simchowitz Gallery: Jordan Sullivan – In a Country Without a Name

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