Jordi Forniés (born in Huesca, 1971) is a Spanish artist based in Singapore. Jordi bought his scientific background (Ph.D. in Chemistry) to finish two Masters in Fine Arts (Goldsmiths, University of London, and The University of Sydney) exploring the use of materials and their limits when combined and interacting with other media. Jordi's exhibitions spread across 4 continents and won several international awards. As a music composer, he started his piano studies at the age of 7 and was awarded a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Composition and Orchestration by Chichester University.
The Absence of Interaction
As an artist I am focused on research. In the empirical world of science research is crucial to understanding, creating, and sharing your life’s work— art follows that same path, albeit with the subjective. People live in that subjective, and our experiences, emotions, passions and thrills are measured by stories. Artists research stories, and work to find the mediums that express and relate to themselves best. My process is both very intimate and fed by the stories I experience and share from the world around me. It culminates observations, interactions, and is part of what spurs on continued learning and travel to people and cultures unknown. Embracing imperfection, working non-methodically, and staying away from too many popular conventions on technique is how I practice. I find synergy between shapes and the materials being used. ‘Loudly Quiet’ is my response to a year locked down. Life has been tumultuous, but also very quiet in the studio, absent of interaction, and devoid of the substance that previously fulfilled a need. This new work is the result of self-manifestation.