CESAR JORDAN

 
 

 

 

 

 

José Gomez Sicre, Cuban-American critic, described Jordan’s works as “Meticulous and mysterious”. Gaston Diehl, French critic, recognize him as the pioneer in the conquest of space, through effective evidence in tridimensional forms.

 
 

 

 

 

 
  Between  ascetism and sensuality  
     
 

... Jordan displays an audacius and attractive design , insisting on a dialogue between geometric elements and sensualized forms, anchored in lithe and supple folds, with shades  an sliding shapes of suggestive canvasses of light texture; with subtle reils, crumpled  sometimes floating or abandoned as pretextsfor playing with ligt and shade; with sinous and wavy lines, which remind us of the memorable drawings that Leonardo used to produce while sketching  clothing and textiles.

 

These shapes, which our subconscius attempts to recognise, are seen as complemented , by perfectly defined geometric planes , whith help to limit and form in a plastic space neither losing that devotions to delicate contours nor being too harshly delineated.

 
 

 

 

 
 

Elida Roman
El Comercio, Lima 1998

 

   
 

 

 

 
 

Riggish Draperies

 
     
 

The work o the Bolivian artist Cesar Jordan who lives in Paris, was shown at numerous international exhibitions, amongst them at the Biennale de São Paulo.
The work consist of intriguing stil lives with white riggish draperies, floating in spaces without limits, often combined with geometrical forms and taut lines. It reminds you at the luxurious white monk’s habits of the Spanish painter Zurbarán.
Sometimes little blocks at the backside push through which gives a three dimensional effect…
Besides the quiet use of colours, it mainly is the light-shadows effect and the paint, very lightly used with fine brushes and airbrush, which play a main part in this interesting work.

 
     
 

Peter ter Veer
Utrechts Nieuwsblad – May 2002