Vancouver, BC based Jordy Buckles received his TQ in sheet metal fabrication from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2003. Previously, he also studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2001 and Vancouver Island University in 1998. The artist worked as a studio technician for a number of British Columbia artists before opening his own studio in 2008. Buckles forges and forms abstract sculptures in steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and bronze.
His sculptures display seamless accuracy in curvi-linear design, harkening to the Masters of the Art Nouveau movement of 1890-1910, Buckles continues the practice of presenting genuine modern design that reflects the integrity and utility of his chosen metals, bringing them to “life” in movement and new form. In the work entitled “Eternity Lines”, Buckles methods also include constructivist ideas of formal organization of mass, volume and space, and by the employment of modern industrial materials, presenting a composition wherein intricacies and depth are founded through the curvi-linear shape. He is ultimately interested in developing a signal or regeneration of form. Visually navigating his three-dimensional works, many points of entry open to the viewer. The seemingly heavy construction of the metal material is re-contextualized with these elements, bringing an organic lightness to the spiraling movement in physical space.
Resides Vancouver, BC.
2001-2002 Emily Carr University of Art & Design
1999-2003 BCIT Sheet Metal Fabrication, TQ
1998-1999 Liberal Arts, Vancouver Island University
017 20th anniversary exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2016 Wish List 8, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2015 Outdoor installation, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
2015 Hobnob 7, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2014 Wish List 6, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2014 Dark Matters, with Nancy Boyd, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
2014 Hobnob 6, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2014 Futurepast, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria
2013 Wish List 5, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2013 Hobnob 5, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2012 Wish List 4, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2012 Hobnob 4, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2012 Snow Scud, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2011 Wish List 3, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2011 Underlying Spirit, Madrona Gallery, Victoria
2011 Look, Community Arts Council, Victoria
2010 Wish List 2, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria
2010 Look, Community Arts Council, Victoria
2009 Look, Community Arts Council, Victoria
2008 Bikeosphere, Center A Gallery, Vancouver