Absence of Touch
Absence of Touch is a solo exhibition by NYC-based artist Jordan Barker. Jordan became acutely aware of the sensation of touch when it was abruptly stripped from his life during the pandemic. He started creating his art to reintroduce textures and sensations back into his life. Each of Jordan’s large abstract paintings is a visual record of the silent chaos he was feeling. To Jordan, making art is a practice of mindfulness that brings a sense of presence and calmness that he couldn’t achieve in any other way during the long period of isolation.
Jordan says “My art is intended to be a journey. First for me. Then, for anyone who interacts with my pieces. This journey is about being present. It is about experiencing one of the most primal elements of human nature. The sensation of touch.”
His works are created with bare hands; through this process, Jordan delivers his experience of textures and sensations to his audience. The audience are invited to touch and interact with his works to satisfy their own needs for touch.
About the Artist