Jordan Plotnek is an artist-scientist who academically researches cyber-physical conflict and produces analogous artwork that explores human nature and existentialism.
Jordan Plotnek was born in 1992 to artistic parents in Sydney. He spent his childhood moving from place to place due to financial pressures and his parents’ volatile relationship, eventually commissioning as an engineer into the Australian military at 19 years old. During his time in uniform Jordan was exposed to further human conflict and aggression, where lethal violence and destruction would be desensitised; and sometimes even celebrated. In time this hyper-awareness of the human capacity for such atrocities led Jordan to discover painting as a mechanism to process his experiences.
Since going professional with his art in 2019, Jordan has expanded his practice to investigate humanity on a global scale. His work is informed by current events, his ongoing scientific endeavours, and his experiences living nomadically alongside various different peoples and cultures.
Jordan’s work quickly proved to be successful; having been internationally collected, commissioned, and gallery represented within the first month of going public. Today his work is displayed in both private and corporate collections across the globe, including in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, and the Middle East.
I’d never bought original artwork before but when I saw Jordan’s painting I loved it instantly. I find myself getting lost in it and discovering new things I hadn’t noticed before. I love it in my home.
Marie Robinson, Geelong