Matt Jordan’s work seems on the surface to be cute and playful, but there is always a darker side to the imagery.
Matt uses colour as a diversion, disguising a more serious, darker element to his work. The dilapidation of found materials that matt uses in his work often oppose the strong colours and modern shapes in his graphic style. Bright and playful images are placed on found or recycled materials, giving the overall composition a feeling of something that is both old and new.
Text accompanying the images gives a clue to the subject of the painting. Humorous word play is used to imply a more serious meaning, while bright colours keep the overall impression of the work light.
Indulgent use of colour, humour and bold lines present deadly serious arguments in a fashion that is light and accessible.