Young up-and-coming Florida artist Jordan Shapot will hold an online discussion about his involvement with the arts scene, his exhibitions, public art and past and current community arts projects Wednesday, March 3, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Visit www.zoom.us on a desktop computer or search for “Zoom” in the app store on your phone or mobile device. Use the following login information for each artist talk: Meeting ID: 989 3051 1124 | Passcode: 698921.
Shapot is a local artist/painter from Crystal River. He earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Illustration in 2009 at Savannah College of Art and Design, but has since pivoted to a successful career in painting. He focuses on making exciting, colorful and emotionally evoking art. His work is created from a nurtured mindset of natural wonder and unbridled curiosity while mixing undertones of many traditional masters.
Stemmed from this “unbridled curiosity,” Shapot has developed multiple unique painting styles. Although they’re often related by color and mark-making, these complex styles are also the separate limbs of his creative personality. Having a career composed of these “limbs” makes Shapot feel oddly whole, like Frankenstein’s monster.
“Teaching myself and others how to see differently is a cornerstone in my art practice. I constantly train my artistic eye to find hidden beauty in the so-called mundane,” Shapot said. “Simply put, this practice helps me to be more optimistic wherever I am in life and is a thought process I hope to pass on to others through my art.”
The exhibit has been made possible by the CF Foundation, Jerome Cultural Endowment.