Jordan Clayton is an emerging, Canadian visual artist who creates bio-art. In his recent series Dialogue with Taxonomy he explores microscope imagery of single-celled organisms, bacteria, viruses and fungi, which are then conceptualized into abstract paintings as a way to record raw data from observation. The microorganisms he grows and observes are harvested from the artist’s own body, making his art a deeply personal experience.
It is clear that his work emphasises the chaotic nature of the organisms he studies and Clayton visualises this concept by deliberate abstract composition and the improvisational nature of his brush strokes. On top of that, his use of vibrant, fantastical colors evokes to perception of surreal landscapes and otherworldly ambiance. Take a look at some of his mesmerising work below and dream away into the abstract beauty of the micro-world.
Also, check out more of his work here!
On a side note: Jordan Clayton is also one of the talented artists who’s part of The Brain Project, a public exhibition in downtown Toronto hosted by the Baycrest Foundation. Every participating artist will sculpt a brain and all exhibition proceeds will support care and research into Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia at Baycrest Health Sciences, a world leader in brain health and aging. Be sure to engage in this fantastic initiative if you are near Toronto this summer!