Pamela Jorden


Pamela Jorden


25.5 × 20.5 cm | 8 × 10 in
76 ills | 80 pages

Contributors: Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Alice Könitz, Kaveri Nair

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Pamela Jorden is the first comprehensive look at the work of the American abstractionist who, throughout her 20-year career, has sought to pursue and expand upon the language of abstraction through investigations of painting as a medium.

Jorden is one of an increasing number of young painters taking an interest in a gestural approach to abstraction that seemed all but forsaken not long ago. 

Looking back at early abstractionists such as Sonia Delaunay, their influence on Jorden’s work can be seen through her circle motifs and idiosyncratic use of colour. Other later abstract artists were also clearly influential to Jorden’s work, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly and Jasper Johns.

Jorden approaches her paintings as a series of improvisations, building on initial compositional sketches and brushstrokes with areas of layered texture and colour. With her stark backgrounds and unusual melding of shapes and patterns, Jorden’s work is introspective and self-conscious.