An accomplished mid-career artist, Jordan Mejias divides his time between studios in New York City, the Hamptons and Germany.
The nude male figure is often seen as mysterious and shocking to today’s society. Mejias embraces this challenge with images that draw strength upon traces of Greco-Roman and Renaissance figures, coupled with contemporary influences. Unabashedly he leads the viewer into a seductive and dizzying sensual otherworld.
Working in the challenging medium of watercolor, he incorporates a bold, confident skill which possesses an air of spontaneity and immediacy. His art emphasizes the transitory beauty of light and form of the figure, while extraneous composition elements are left to the viewer’s imagination. The artist works exclusively from live models, (many of whom are connected to the Broadway stage and dance world). His nuanced portrayals and talent have made him a highly collected artist internationally.
Mejias holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York. His full-color book of nudes, “Of Art And Men” (Saggro Press, 2017), is available online (www.jordanmejias.com) and at the gallery.