Scandal in the Background – London Landscape – Laura Jordan – Contemporary artist
An original pen, ink and collage on drawing paper.
100 x 160cm – paper size
110 x 170cm – frame size
Framed in a simple black frame.
Signed, editioned and titled by the artist.
Inspiration and process: Laura takes her inspiration from visiting cities and captures her ideas initially through photography. As well as photographing for research Laura will spend a large amount of time people watching and trying to understand how the people of the city function and move about their daily lives. She divides her attention between the physical spaces colour and shape of a city and the cultural economical and social behaviour of a city, eventually being able to combine the different elements and making visual connections.
Once back in the studio she will then create lots of small illustrations usually drawn up from scenes and ideas she’s captured whilst visiting the city and this creates the starting point for the cityscape. Scenes are then overlapped and merged to layer on top of one another creating a shared scenario this creates the feel of city life with individual moments making up the bigger picture of a metropolis existence.
Size: H:110 cm x W:170 cm
Laura Jordan art works are available to buy online in our contemporary art gallery in Oxfordshire near to Soho Farmhouse. We offer Laura Jordan original artworks and limited edition prints for sale. Please call us if you cannot find the work you are looking for as we have all works available if needed. Laura Jordan artist and printmaker is often compared to some of the world’s greatest draughtmans, Laura Jordan’s ability to put pen to paper and map out complex, yet aesthetically beautiful and stimulating cityscapes, is pure creative genius. Her fascination with society, in particular the issue of class in poorer urban living environments, is the stimulus of her creativity that subsequently has led to the depiction of the world’s major cities. Nestled into the narrative of each piece Laura’s work features thought provoking social commentary in the form of stories; usually of events and policies within the city she is depicting.
Laura Jordan's journey began studying graphic design and editorial illustration at the London Collage of Communication (LCC) before selling limited edition prints on stalls at various markets around London, firstly Portobello, then Camden and Spitalfields.
Four years later, and now exhibiting in over four continents, Laura has built up an international reputation with an expanding global audience and is continuing to expand her portfolio of world cities.
Laura was born in 1984 and grew up in Haslemere Surrey.
Please call or email to discuss works by Laura Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535765/ 01869 338 155 . The gallery is open 10am-4pm with Laura Jordan prints and originals in stock. We are available from 8am-10pm on the mobile number seven days week.