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Windows of Grand Rapids

Jordan Smith's avatar Jordan Smith

‘Windows of Grand Rapids’ is a triptych series based on three well-known locations in Grand Rapids, MI: the Calder Plaza, Meyer May House, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens. Artist Jordan Smith utilizes charcoal and oil paint to create an abstract view of well known artist’s work that have left their mark in Grand Rapids: Alexander Calder, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Edgar Degas. Smith’s technique is original in nature, drawing minimalistic depictions of a cityscape, gardenscape, and an interior design. Then, oil painting harmonious color schemes with techniques extrapolated from the great Pablo Picasso and Henri Mattisse. With nods to pointillism, fauvism, cubism, colorfield, and other modern art forms, the work takes on an energy of its own that leaves much to the imagination. Smith is a veteran ArtPrize participant with art scattered throughout Grand Rapids in galleries and the like. Smith’s portfolio is dynamic. Check out Smith’s work via Facebook or Instagram, today!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Charcoal & Oil Paint
  • Width: 5 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 4 feet