Hometown: New York City
Where do you live now?: New York City
Where would you like to live?: New York City
Who was your first hero in life?: Truthfully I’ve struggled with the hero concept for a long time. Often the sense of worship takes what I admire about people and places it out of context, and far out of reach. I prefer to see the people I look up to just as they are. The reasons I look up to them, their dedication, grace, sincerity, then become obtainable in my own life as well.
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?: I would like to go camping. I used to camp a lot and haven’t for a long time.
What is your favorite color?: Black or White, depending on the light
Who or what do you love?: The gratification and purpose art brings to my life and to others around me.
Who and what are some of your influences?: The city, its successes, its faults, and the overwhelming number of daily interactions that take place within it. Ralph Gibson whose photographs showed me how see line.
Wooster: What other artists do you most admire?
I admire those who are steadfast in their dedication to an idea.
Wooster: How would you describe your art to someone who could not see it?
I work on the street over outdoor advertising in an effort to illuminate the glaring incompatibility between advertising’s use of the public space and individual’s interactions with the public environment. Given the works use of the public advertising frame and the issues of visibility that arise from that relationship, the images are often simple, bold, and graphic. The ephemeral quality of the art lends itself to a website which chronicles my activities and thoughts on the subject.
Wooster: What other talent would you most like to have?
There are so many. Lets start with being able to write a book.
Wooster: What do you fear most?
Having to pay for all the advertising space I’ve destroyed over the past 8 years.
Wooster: What is your greatest ambition?
To facilitate the creation of a public space that is open to all forms of visual interaction by challenging outdoor advertising’s abuse of the public environment.
You can see more of Jordan’s work here.