About Jordan Scott's artwork...
"They are touched by the way the individual works of art are carefully repurposed, even elevated. A new life for old stamps that asks us to appreciate not only the beauty, but the interconnectivity, that stamps symbolize. As objects shared both intimately through individual correspondence and publicly across geographies and generations, stamps are at once personal and universal. Scott recognizes this duality, claiming that the unifying power he feels exists between those yin-yang opposing forces — indeed, between all things past, present, and future — also exists in his pieces’ mandala-like qualities. Viewers meditating upon the almost-mathematical mazes can lose themselves in the thousands of parts that seamlessly form a whole."
United States Postal Service, Collector's Corner Online Magazine
“With a love for using materials out of context, Scott produces mesmerizing canvases with the repetition of postage stamps. The intricate surfaces of these canvases present beautifully repetitive patterns from a distance, with a subtle surprise as the viewer approaches.”
Charles Gniech, Gallerist/Curator/Educator
"I've carried Jordan Scott's work at the gallery for over a decade and have it in my personal collection. I'm fascinated by the individual journeys of each canceled stamp, as well as the exceptional care and concept that goes into creating each work. The enjoyment is limitless!"
Judy Saslow, Gallerist/Collector
“There is an investment of labor and an appreciation for the importance of a single unit in the creation of a greater whole. Each piece is for Mr. Scott a representation of a specific place or time in his life. When viewing these pieces together in an empty room they create their own atmosphere, their own weather. They are the visual evidence of how Mr. Scott organizes his personal experiences into patterns within patterns which gently unfold into even larger patterns. These works on canvas are a kind of evidence -they are moments of his life which have been filtered and made visible through a unique and musical kind of geometric language which is very much his own.”
Pier Wright, Gallerist
“I like the formal qualities -the way the things come together; the redundancy, variations, striations, cancellations, colors, blocks...I’m engaged, immersed, seduced, second-guessing, drifting. The art does that. It’s meditative. And...can you imagine where all these stamps have been?”
Paul Klein, Gallerist/Curator/Educator
"Standing in front of Jordan Scott’s work, one encounters similar experience of overwhelming repetitive content. Instead of creating confusion and chaos, his works present a strangely harmonious impression of organization and structure that converts an otherwise chaotic world into an orderly one…In the process, the artist holds the role of mathematician, architect, and scientist by gathering, mapping, calculating, designing and constructing a micro universe within the context of a macro one."
Sergio Gomez, Gallerist/Curator/Educator