Jordan Danchilla is a Saskatoon-based artist whose practice incorporates a variety of two-dimensional media including printmaking, drawing, and painting. His works spring from a diverse well of influences ranging from the art of Ancient Egypt to mid-century American abstraction and contemporary graffiti muralists. In his recent, purely abstract paintings, his reduced, minimal aesthetic revolves around an exploration of texture, colour, and the interplay between positive and negative shapes. Despite the strictly formalist approach this description implies, Danchilla's work is nevertheless invigorated by his omnivorous visual appetite, as well as his playful process. Striking and graphic, idiosyncratic and unexpected, the resulting works are fresh, surprising, and visually compelling.
Jordan Danchilla was born in Saskatoon and studied art, with a focus on printmaking, at the University of Saskatchewan. He has exhibited his work locally in group and solo shows, and his works can be found in private collections throughout Canada and abroad.
2005 - 2008 University of Saskatchewan
2017 (Upcoming) - SCYAP Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2014 - Recent Work, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2017 - Prairie Abstraction, Modern & Contemporary, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon, SK
2015-2016 - Small Works, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2015 - Reunited (and it feels so good), Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2015 - Capture show, Kit and Ace, Saskatoon, SK
2015 - Wild and Free, BAM (Bridges Art Movement), Saskatoon, SK
2014 - Small Works, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2014 - Pressing Matters. St. Thomas More Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2013 - Fair and Square, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK