The Nomad Project was officially launched during the 2020 pandemic in response to the sharp rise in racism and extremism around the world. The project is an ongoing artistic investigation into the range of human cultural experience in order to encourage tolerance and break down barriers.
As part of the project an ever-growing portfolio of artworks are developed in series, each of which is created in situ at the destination(s) under study. The artists live in location over a number of months to experience and gain inspiration from the surrounding culture, which they then convert into artistic works that communicate the distinct energy of each place. These residencies mostly take place alongside cultural cleavage lines where tension and conflict often result in the dehumanisation of opposing sides to fit divisive narratives.
The Nomad Project vision is to bring humanity back into the political equation by sparking dialogue and reducing division and “otherness” through the simulation of cultural immersion as experienced by the artist(s).
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 international lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.