Jordan Mejias obtained his BFA from the “Parson’s School of Design”. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is an accomplished mid-career artist, who divides his time between a studio home in New York as well as Germany.
The male figure is at times seen as mysterious and shocking to today’s society. Mejias embraces this societal challenge with images which draw their strength upon traces of both Greek and Roman classicism, coupled with contemporary influences. Unabashedly he leads the viewer into a seductive and dizzying sensual otherworld.
Working in the challenging and unforgiving medium of watercolor, he incorporates a bold, confident skill which possesses an air of spontaneity and immediacy to it. His compositions are structured with emphasis entirely on the transitory beauty of light and form found within the figure. All other elements such as environment or objects are left to the viewer’s own imagination. The artist insists on working exclusively from live models, (who are for the most part connected to the Broadway stage). His honesty and talent have made him a highly collected artist internationally. Mejias occasionally collaborates artistically with such companies as Harcourt Brace, Javanovich Future, L’Oreal, and Germaine Monteil. His most recent book entitled: “Of Art And Men” was released by Saggaro Press in 2017.