México

The México series was created by Jordan J. Plotnek as a solo project over the months of February to April of 2020. During this period the artist resided in the cities of Monterrey, Sayulita, and Mexico City, drawing inspiration from his surroundings.

The México series is easily recognised by the colourfully chaotic abstraction of various shapes and landscapes, evoking a bohemian balance of liveliness and relaxation. The series was unfortunately limited to 4 pieces due to supply shortages and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemia

Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″ x 1.5″.

The first of the series, Pandemia sets the scene by drawing attention to the global pandemic occurring at the time of painting. The piece is inspired by the colourful streets of Sayulita, using whichever colours were available whilst shops were in lockdown. The multitude of different coloured interlocking shapes are symbolic representations of the various peoples and countries that were affected by the sudden wave of panic created by the health crisis. The work speaks to the fact that global issues are not confined by politics or borders, and everyone needs to work together to come out on top.

Artwork by Jordan J. Plotnek, 2020.
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Playa De La Selva

Playa De La Selva

Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″ x 1.5″.

Colourful houses and store fronts line the streets of Mexico no matter which city you’re in. Deep into the jungle-laden coast of Nayarit lies many small beach towns with cobblestone streets and a relaxed atmosphere.

Artwork by Jordan J. Plotnek, 2020.
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El Castillo

Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″ x 1.5″.

Scattered across the vast countryside of Mexico lie ancient ruins that were built thousands of years ago by different tribes. Ancient customs still permeate modern Mexican culture and many old rituals and celebrations are still held. This unique mixture of old and new creates a vibrant setting to immerse yourself in.

Artwork by Jordan J. Plotnek, 2020.
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Águila Y Serpiente

Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″ x 1.5″.

The coat of arms of Mexico depicts a Mexican (golden) eagle eating a rattlesnake. The design is rooted in the legend that the Aztec people would know where to build their city once they saw an eagle eating a snake on top of a lake. To the people of Tenochtitlan this symbol had strong religious connotations, and to the Europeans it came to symbolise the triumph of good over evil.

Artwork by Jordan J. Plotnek, 2020.
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