Jordan Marani makes darkly humourous work involving personal narratives, wry observations of the human condition and an exploration of loss and the past. Through painting and sculpture employing bright colour, humour and word play, he explores the funny side of the dark side. His text works blend lowbrow culture with high art, and are drawn from the ugly vernacular of Australian politics and the pub.
Jordan divides his time between Melbourne and Buangor, a small town close to Ararat. His exhibition at Ararat Regonal Art Gallery features works from his early career, alongside recent works and new works that respond to the character of the local area.