Art Young Artists 2017

Jordan Casteel: Young Artists 2017

Jordan Casteel’s portraits are intimate records of time and space, to be sure, but they are also exercises in the sociopolitical implications of color in all its forms—pigment, skin, labor, difference, community. Her subjects are as important as her application of paint, which acts as a record of her technical skill and emotional intelligence. Casteel says, “The malleable-vivid-durable-revealing-permanent-colorful(or colorless)-elastic medium of paint on canvas allows me, in the only way I know how, to communicate the evolving, shared connection between myself, my subjects, our environments and everything in between.” 

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